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At The Height Of His Powers

The Early Years of Henry Ford

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
1. At The Height Of His Powers Marker
Inscription.  Henry Ford was only 41 years old when the new Ford Motor Company moved to Piquette Avenue in lat 1904. Despite two earlier corporate failures, he was a gifted and self-taught engineer, a decisive risk-taker. And he was able to envision the new world that was emerging. During his years at the Piquette plant (1904-1910), Henry Ford achieved large-scale production of automobiles and the application of industry to agriculture. Significantly, in 1906 he was a charter member of the Wayne County Road Commission which created the world's first modern highways.

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A younger Henry Ford worked as an engineer at Edison Illuminating, and in later success became a close friend of Thomas Edison.
 
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 42° 22.099′ N, 83° 3.917′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 5, 2021
2. At The Height Of His Powers Marker
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of Piquette Avenue and Beaubien Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Piquette Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 461 Piquette Ave, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Creating A Legend (here, next to this marker); Steps to Success (here, next to this marker); Ford's Model T (here, next to this marker); Milwaukee Junction (here, next to this marker); Studebaker in Detroit (a few steps from this marker); Ford Piquette Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Detroit Association of Women's Clubs (approx. 0.4 miles away); Omega Psi Phi (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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