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

The Path of the Setting Sun

 
 
The Path of the Setting Sun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 31, 2010
1. The Path of the Setting Sun Marker
Inscription.  Guests of the Fords came from all walks of life, and the Great Meadow that greeted them remains. Its designer, Jens Jensen, used thousands of native plantings to create this vista he labeled, "The Path of the Setting Sun-Summer." Every summer solstice (the longest day of the year which occurs around June 21st) the "magic" of the sun setting in the notch of the trees over the lake at the far end of the meadow reminds us of nature's rhythm. The floral diversity designed into the landscape ensures this idealized natural setting will endure
 
Erected by Henry Ford Estate and MotorCities National Heritage Area.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant day of the year for for this entry is June 21.
 
Location. 42° 18.88′ N, 83° 13.99′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Fair Lane Drive 0.3 miles west of Evergreen Road. This marker is found on the grounds of the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane.
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By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2015
2. The Path of the Setting Sun Marker
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Fair Lane Drive, Dearborn MI 48128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Trail Garden (a few steps from this marker); Rock Garden Masterpiece (within shouting distance of this marker); Giving Nature a Hand (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); On the River (within shouting distance of this marker); From Farmland to Great Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); From State Fair to Fair Lane/Peony Garden (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 29, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on August 16, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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