Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Henry Ford Birthplace
Erected 1963 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 236.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 42° 19.714′ N, 83° 11.669′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ford Road (State Highway 153) and Greenfield Road. This marker is in a small park in front of the Henry Ford Retirement Community. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15101 Ford Road, Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fordson High School (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Neighborhood (approx. one mile away); Dearborn City Hall Complex / Orville L. Hubbard (approx. one mile away); Dearborn City Hall (approx. one mile away); The Schaefer Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ford and Dearborn (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Ford Rotunda (approx. 1½ miles away); Saint Alphonsus Parish / Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church Complex (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
1. Model T
The Ford Model T is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from September 1908 to October 1927. In 1908 it cost $850, 1913 - $550, 1915 - $440 and it continued getting more affordable every year. By the 1920s, the price had fallen to $260 through increasing efficiencies of assembly line technique and demand. In these years it was cheaper to buy Ford's Model T than to buy the car of another company. It was a car designed for most of the American population. The Model T had a 177-cubic-inch (2.9 L) front-mounted inline four-cylinder en bloc flathead engine producing 20 hp (15 kW) for a top speed of 40–45 mph (64–72 km/h). Ford's Company sold 69,762 in 1911; 170,211 in 1912; 202,667 in 1913; 308,162 in 1914; and 501,462 in 1915.
— Submitted October 24, 2012, by Vasily Zadorozhnyy of Benton Harbor, Michigan.
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