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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:43:17 PM

The Henry and Clara Ford estate at Fair Lane, which has been shuttered for two years, was reopened to the public Saturday for a celebration of the automotive icon’s 150th birthday. The celebration on the grounds of the estate also marked the official transferring of the keys from University of Michigan -Dearborn, which has been charged with keeping up the home, to a new non-profit, the Henry Ford Estate. Inc. “We are coming together today to recognize Henry’s 150th birthday and to recognize the official transfer of the estate to an entity that will take it into the future,” said Kathleen Mullins, President of the Henry Ford Estate, at a ceremony that included several of the Ford family members and company leaders. The home, its garage and gardens were open for tours to the public as mus
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 5:30:07 AM

COOL
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 4:26:08 AM

what was the price of gas 150 years ago?
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 11:15:28 PM

Alrighty then.....
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okay
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 8:16:39 AM

Good move. A public institution had it "shuttered," a private group will make it a museum open to the public.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:53:14 AM

Greenfield Village shows just how far forward Henry Ford thought.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 7:35:57 AM

Henry Ford's contribution to auto industry will never be forgotten!!!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 5:52:12 AM

Interesting
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Interesting
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Meh
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 3:52:34 AM

Interesting article.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 3:30:28 AM

henry ford was the dregs of humanity. a racist and an unapologetic bigot until he lost his case in the u s supreme court.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:45:24 AM

This is a great story!
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 2:16:16 AM

He was a game changer
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:42:27 AM

A good day to celebrate a birthday. He was not perfect but he did found the best of the Big 3.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:20:41 AM

Thanks for the information.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:17:17 AM

ok...
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Great innovator.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 12:25:20 AM

how long do you keep celebrating the birthdate of someone??
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good deal
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Greenfield Village is the best.
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It takes men like him to make the country great
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:49:59 PM

Ford would cry if he saw Michigan today.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:43:14 PM

Like to see the shop myself.
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a true American visionary
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:45:54 PM

Great to see an icon remembered.
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Great innovator.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:47:39 PM

Good.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:45:17 PM

Happy birthday, Henry! Time goes fast when you're having fun. 150 years.
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