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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fort Street Bridge

March 7, 1932.

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
1. Fort Street Bridge Marker
Inscription.  In the midst of the Depression, unemployed autoworkers, their families and union organizers staged a "Hunger March” down Miller Road demanding job and benefits from Henry Ford. The event turned violent when marchers clashed with Dearborn Police. Five people were killed and 19 injured. Newspapers alleged the marchers were communists, but they were in fact people of all political, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLabor UnionsLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 42° 18.47′ N, 83° 9.395′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Miller Road 0.2 miles south of Eagle Pass, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amphibian Jeeps (here, next to this marker); Women Workers (here, next to this marker); Henry and Edsel Ford (a few steps from this marker); Henry Ford II (a few steps from this marker); Prelude To The
Fort Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
2. Fort Street Bridge Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Ford Rouge Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Negotiating Team (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller Road Overpass (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Fort Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
3. Fort Street Bridge Marker
Fort Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, May 6, 2018
4. Fort Street Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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