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

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village

 
 
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
1. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village Marker
Inscription.
has been designated a

National Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

1982

National Park Service

United States Department of the Interior


The plaque above:

In 1929, Henry Ford created Greenfield Village. Guided by the philosophy of “learning by doing.” Ford not only paid tribute to his friend and hero, Thomas Edison, but also gave Americans a chance to experience history firsthand. His vision was realized by relocating and preserving an unrivaled collection of authentic historic buildings into an American Village.

Today, Greenfield Village embodies the spirit of Henry Fordís bold vision. Farmers, artisans, inventors, writers, shopkeepers and railroad workers carry out their daily tasks throughout this changing landscape. The energy is unmistakable as their powerful and inspiring stories bring 300 years of the American experience to life every day.

 
Erected 1982.
 
Location. 42° 18.222′ N, 83° 13.893′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Oakwood Boulevard
The Gate to Greenfield Village image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
2. The Gate to Greenfield Village
near West Village Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20900 Oakwood Boulvard, Dearborn MI 48124, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armington & Sims Machine Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Millpond (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wright Cycle Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hanks Silk Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop (approx. ľ mile away); Smith Creek Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Edisonís Menlo Park Office and Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edison Homestead (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Also see . . .
1. Greenfield Village - The Henry Ford. Entering Greenfield Village is like stepping into an 80-acre time machine. It takes you back to the sights, sounds and sensations of Americaís past. There are 83 authentic, historic structures, from Noah Websterís home, where he wrote the first American dictionary, to Thomas Edisonís Menlo Park laboratory, to the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. The buildings and the things to see are only the beginning.

This website will give you access to all the information about Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Statue of Henry Ford image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
3. Statue of Henry Ford
 

2. Oscar Mayer App Invites You to Find the Six Wienermobiles - AdWeek. Did you know there are up to six Wienermobiles on the streets at any time? Now you can locate any of them within 200 miles, thanks to Oscar Mayer's new dedicated Wienermobile app. (Submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
The Henry Ford Motor Company image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
4. The Henry Ford Motor Company
The first Ford motor car (replica) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
5. The first Ford motor car (replica)
The Wright Cycle Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
6. The Wright Cycle Shop
Smith Creek Depot image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
7. Smith Creek Depot
4-4-0 American Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
8. 4-4-0 American Locomotive
Water Tower & Coaling Tower image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
9. Water Tower & Coaling Tower
Mill Pond image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
10. Mill Pond
Loranger Gristmill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
11. Loranger Gristmill
Farris Windmill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 13, 2014
12. Farris Windmill
Ford 999 racer image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
13. Ford 999 racer
in the Henry Ford Museum.
Exploded Model T Ford image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
14. Exploded Model T Ford
in the Henry Ford Museum.
The chair Lincoln was shot in. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
15. The chair Lincoln was shot in.
The bus Rosa Parks rode. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
16. The bus Rosa Parks rode.
Dymaxion House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
17. Dymaxion House
Wienermoblile image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
18. Wienermoblile
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 128 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week January 8, 2017. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on November 10, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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