Industrialist, inventor. Born July 30, 1863 in Dearborn, Michigan, into a farming family. The first child of William and Mary Ford, he was taught largely by his mother, who instilled in him a strong sense of responsibility, duty, and self-reliance. As a young man he became an excellent self-taught mechanic and machinist. At age 16 he left the farm and went to nearby Detroit, a city that was in the process of becoming an industrial giant. There he worked as an apprentice at a machine shop. Months later he began to work with steam engines at the Detroit Dry Dock Co., where he first saw the internal combustion engine, the kind of engine he would later use to make his automobiles.

Henry Ford
1863 -- 1947
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Places to be!
The Ford Barn
Model A Ford Club of America
The Dallas Model A Ford Club
Durant Motors Automobile Club
Hot Rod Lincoln
The Model T Ford Club International
Every Picture tells a story!
Front Brake
Four Banger
Quick Stop
Wet Dream
The Model T Ford Club of America
Model Y & C
Swap Meet
Towe Ford Museum
The Mohican Page
Project '33
Weed Revenge
The Model A Barnyard
Dodge Ram
Lookout Lake
Model A's Restorers Club
Danish Ford Model A Club
Model A Parts
Model A Ford Foundation
Model A Ford Plant
The Cabrioletter
The Model T Ford &
How it changed America
Rebuilding The Model "A" Engine
Model A Ad Collectors
Hangtown A's
View the Bone Yard.
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