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

Ford Rouge Plant

 
 
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By Joel S., July 20, 2015
1. Ford Rouge Plant Marker
Inscription.  Henry Ford began construction of this complex on the banks of the River Rouge in April, 1917. Here, the Ford Motor Company built World War I submarine chasers known as "Eagle" boats. By the mid-1920s this plant was the largest manufacturing center in the world. The transfer of the assembly line from nearby Highland Park to Dearborn in 1927 fulfilled Ford's vision of an industrial complex which encompassed all aspects of automotive production. The first automobile to be completely assembled here, the Model A, was introduced in December, 1927. The Ford Trade School operated at this location for twenty years until 1946. During World War II, massive amounts of materiel for air, amphibious, and land transport were produced. Beginning with raw materials, the Ford Rouge plant makes component parts and assembles vehicles.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Michigan Department of State and Dearborn Historical Commission. (Marker Number S493.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
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By Joel S., July 20, 2015
2. Ford Rouge Plant Marker
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Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1917.
 
Location. 42° 18.183′ N, 83° 10.511′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Schaefer Road 0.3 miles north of Butler Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is near the Ford Rouge complex's Gate 9. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ford Rotunda (approx. 0.6 miles away); Women Workers (approx. one mile away); Amphibian Jeeps (approx. one mile away); Fort Street Bridge (approx. one mile away); Henry Ford II (approx. one mile away); Ford Negotiating Team (approx. one mile away); Miller Road Overpass (approx. one mile away); Ford Model A (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Also see . . .  Ford Rouge Plant. There is an identical marker on the east side of the Ford Rouge complex on Miller Road. (Submitted on July 20, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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By Joel S., July 20, 2015
3. Ford Rouge Plant and Marker
<i>Ford Plant, River Rouge, Dearborn, Mich.</i> image. Click for full size.
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4. Ford Plant, River Rouge, Dearborn, Mich.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   4. submitted on September 22, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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