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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Happy 150th birthday, Henry Ford!

Happy 150th birthday to Henry Ford today, founder of the Ford Motor Company. This photo was taken in his office at the Piquette Plant in Detroit which rolled out Model T's to the public beginning in 1908. Owners of the museum are in the process of restoring Henry's office to look like it did back in the early 1900's. As president of the Ford Motor Company, he offered workers the famous wage of $5 a day for 8 hours of work beginning in 1914. By 1915, they had produced a million cars. Tours of the Piquette Plant (also known as T-Plex) are Wednesday through Sunday.

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