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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, September 2, 2015
1. The Path of the Setting Sun Marker
Note: The meadow is at the very top of the picture.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is found on the grounds of the Henry Ford Estate, Fair Lane. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn MI 48128, United States of America.
 
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
The Path of the Setting Sun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, September 2, 2015
2. The Path of the Setting Sun Marker
(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.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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