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    Made in America~Gothic Steam Engine

    by Yaqui Updated Feb 17, 2013

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    Installed at the Tatham Brothers Lead Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this 30 foot tall 50 ton engine drove machinery used to make lead products such as pipe and sheet flashing. It operated from 1857 until 1930, when it was donated to the museum by John T. Lewis & Co. It has a very ornated design.

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    1939 Douglas DC-3

    by Yaqui Written Feb 17, 2013

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    Dimensions:
    Length: 64' 6";
    Wingspan: 95'
    Weight (empty): 15,800 lbs.

    Construction Materials: Aluminum, fabric on ailerons, elevators and rudder
    Builder: Douglas Aircraft Company, Santa Monica, California
    Cost: $110,000 new; $35,000 when bought by North Central Airlines in 1952
    Number Built: 10,926 in U.S. (10,123 military, 803 civilian); about 3,500 additional Japanese and Soviet versions
    Engine Type: Two Wright Cyclone, 9-cylinder, 1,000-horsepower, radial, air-cooled internal combustion engines
    Engine Builder: Wright Aeronautical Company, Patterson, New Jersey
    Configuration: 1-pilot/21-passenger tractor monoplane
    Maximum Speed: 190 m.p.h.

    Flying into the Record Books
    As an airliner for Eastern Airlines and North Central Airlines, this DC-3:

    Flew more than 12 million miles in 83,032 hours
    Used 550 main gear tires and 25,000 spark plugs
    Wore out 136 engines
    Consumed almost 9 million gallons of gasoline
    Taxied over 100,000 miles
    Flew an additional 1,843 hours after being refitted as a corporate plane
    When it was donated to the Museum in 1975, it had spent more time aloft than any other airplane in history. That record has since been broken by another DC-3.

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    Automobile in American Life~McDonald's Sign

    by Yaqui Updated Feb 17, 2013

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    Standing 26 feet high, this neon sign was installed in August 1960 at the second McDonald's franchise in Michigan.It reads "Licensee of the McDonal's speedee Service System-Hamburgers Over Million Sold."

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    The Henry Ford Museum

    by tswetter Written Jul 25, 2010

    Our entire family loved it here. Great for the kids, lots to see and do! My kids especially loved the plastic mold machines you can do for $2.00 each. We got molds of the Rosa Parks bus, Abe Lincoln, a Ford truck, & a Mustang. Be sure to see Kennedy's car that he was shot in, and Abe Lincoln's chair! Great photo opps. We did spend the extra $$$ to get into the Greenfield Village, but please don't waste your money. It was literally like an abandoned bunch of buildings...nothing like it looked like on their website. All we saw there were 5 very dirty sheep!

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    Greenfield Village

    by Tom_Fields Written Jan 5, 2008

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    Greenfield Village is a re-creation of a 19th century American town. Henry Ford learned that his boyhood home was being razed for road construction. So he moved and restored the old house, and built this village around it. It's one of America's best living history museums, showing life as it was in Ford's youth.

    Open daily from 9:00 to 5:00. A $30 ticket gets you into everything (there are AAA, military, senior, and student discounts). Tickets are available online.

    One of the farms at Greenfield Village The Edison Power Plant Replica of Edison's lab in Menlo Park, New Jersey The train A house brought from England's Cotswold area
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    Greenfield Village(historic 19th-century areas)

    by davecallahan Updated Mar 29, 2007

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    Within Greenfield Village there are seven historic areas (districts) that represent how American went from town living to an industrial power.

    Each of the districts has homes and work places with "actor-volunteers" living and working as they would in historical accuracy to the period of that area.

    The Henry Ford area shows Ford's home and first workshop, a replica of the one-room schools of his time and has period furniture and artifacts for viewing (but do not touch).

    The Main Street area shows a 19th century town with shops and post office and tavern and courthouse and various town buildings of that period. Most of the buildings have several rooms open for viewing with actors portraying activities pertinent to the area.

    The Working Farm area is just what the name implies; a 19th century American farm with animals and machinery and farmer and his wife.

    The Railroad Junction area shows how important steam transportation was to the growth of America. You can see a depot and a roundhouse and several trains.

    The Historic Homes area shows homes that have been transplanted and rebuilt from their original sites around Michigan to their present place at Greenfield Village. There is a lot to see in this area and a lot of "period personalities" to talk to.

    The Thomas Edison area shows many of the things for which Edison was famous.
    The Liberty Craftsworks area has buildings the 19th century handicrafts still being practiced today.

    The experience is fantastic for kids of all ages. See the website below for information on how to get there and what the ticket costs are (not cheap, but worth it).

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    Bar Hopping!

    by HotRodEtte Written Dec 15, 2005

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    Dearborn has many different types of local hangouts to check out. If you're on the west side of the city, you'll want to check out Crave Lounge, for their sushi and martinis. They have dj's spinning house music on weekends as well. Other martini lounges include Silky's (attached to Kiernan's steak house) and the Double Olive, which is part martini lounge, part dance club. A second room has recently been added where a dance floor and DJ are set up. For a more laid back, casual atmosphere, there's Cheli's and Bailey's, more along the lines of a sports bar. And there's also Howells, a local watering hole like Cheers.
    For the east side of the city, there's plenty of "gentlemans clubs," as well as casual places like Paisano's, an Italian restaurant with a comedy club in the basement, and KC's Dive.

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    Henry Ford Museum

    by Tom_Fields Updated Oct 3, 2005

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    Probably no one personifies this state more than Henry Ford. He created a car that was sturdy, reliable, functional, and affordable to the average American. He also pioneered modern techniques of mass production. And he paid his workers a lving wage, on the premise that they couldn't afford his cars otherwise. He also forbade them to drink--on or off the job (and it was enforced).

    This museum is all about the early industrial age. It's the best of its kind that I've seen in the U.S. The displays of old autos, farm machinery, tools, and other memorabilia are impressive, to say the least. Don't miss this.

    Be sure to check out Greenfield Village, nearby. It's one of America's best "living history" museums.

    The Ford Museum A Lincoln Continental An early-model Mustang
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    Greenfield Village

    by HotRodEtte Written Jun 29, 2005

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    A historical trip in time, Greenfield Village takes you back to early inventions and historical figures' homes. Wear comfortable shoes, as this covers quite a bit of ground and in order to see everything in the park, you will be doing a lot of walking!

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    Greenfield Village

    by truesunn Updated Jun 14, 2003

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    Greenfield Village displays historical homes, furniture and costumes. Ride the steam locomotive around the park for a scenic, audio tour of the many historial homes and buildings including Henry Ford's home.

    Costumed attendants provide a glimpse and commentary into the daily life of those that may have inhabited the homes during the era they were built in. There are also black power shoot tournaments and other cultural and historical events.

    In the 5th grade, my class and I had the opportunity to experience a typical school day in one of the one room school houses, where we wrote on slates with chalks and read from reproduced 1800's readers!

    Be sure to visit the adjacent Henry Ford Museum!

    ADMISSION:
    Adult $18.00
    Kid 5-12 $12.00
    Kid 0-4 FREE

    All vehicular rides are $1.50 including steamboat, locomotive, Model T and Carousel.

    Model T Rides by Carrie Ann Seal
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    Henry Ford Museum

    by truesunn Written Jun 6, 2003

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    Henry Ford Museum displays antique articles including tools, clothing, and other artifacts. Adjacent to Greenfield Village, would make a great family day trip. There are also special exhibits from time to time. See their website for a ton of information on their exhibits!

    Antique Globe
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    THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM

    by RACCOON1 Written Apr 7, 2015

    The Museum is the big attraction along with a tour of the final assembly plant ( F150's). The museum has an excellent collection of just about everything.

    Even A  Very Large Locomotive Rosa Parks  BUS The OSCAR Meyer Weiner truck Presedential Cars ( or Carrage) Lots  of Historic Cars

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    Lamy's Diner

    by Yaqui Written Feb 17, 2013

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    Lamy's Diner operned in 1946 in Marlbora, Massachusetts, was a localized family owned business which specialized in feeding hungry travelers.

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