Henry Ford and Grass-roots America

Henry Ford and Grass-roots America

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A study of Henry Ford and rural America in the 1920sThe engineer took a quick look at the separator, then raced to his automobile and started for a town seven miles away. ... In one evening alone, the trains entering Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 1905, were dotted with 500 transients, including hoboes, ... A neighbor, not to be outdone, put a colt in the back seat of his Model T and hauled it to a veterinarian. ... The owner of a one hundred thousand-acre ranch in New Mexico used five Fords in 1916 to repair windmills and round-up cattle.

Title:Henry Ford and Grass-roots America
Author:Reynold M. Wik
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 1972


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