Thursday, December 3, 2009

Water Over the Dam - SkyWatch Friday - Watery Wednesday

The influence of Henry Ford can be seen all over the world. But here in southern Michigan we have some special places. Henry Ford built many of these dams in small farming communities. He needed parts for his assembly line. So he built dams on the river, to generate electricity to run the small manufacturing plants. He hired local farmers during their off season. Everybody benefited. Farmers received money to help get them through their off season and Mr. Ford had the parts he needed built close to his assembly locations. Many are now recognized as historic locations and have been restored and opened to the public to enjoy them. This one is located in Dundee Michigan.

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28 comments:

  1. This is a great shot, what a fantastic scene.

    All the best
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. Very nice photo..and liked the History lesson of the place.

    Eaglesbrother

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  3. Nice shot. Thanks so much for sharing the history of the place. Interesting.

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  4. Its beautiful ! ! !
    Great shot!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  5. That is a beautiful picture.Great shot

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  6. Appreciate the history. I recently visited the Ford estate in Ft. Myers Beach. Pretty impressive

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  7. Great photo with great composition.It looks so peaceful. The color soothes tired eyes.Thank you for sharing.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a nice day.

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  8. Henry Ford was a man before his time in a lot of ways. He even used green energy to power his plants.
    Your photo is wonderful, Gwendolyn. I love the soft co;ore

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  9. love this shot! it should have been bigger! this is lovely!

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  10. Very nice. I live in Michigan, and was not aware of this historical fact. Thanks for the description!

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  11. Really pretty - looks like a chocolate box top!

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  12. beautiful photo, looks so good it its full size and thanks for the history lesson

    Ray of Hope

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  13. Beautiful scene and photography! The history is also very interesting to know...thank you.

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  14. What an interesting piece of history, it really makes your lovely photo come alive.

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  15. Wow, nice scenery and some great colors too!!

    Done a great job!!

    Happy SWF

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  16. Ford left quite a legacy. Your photo is wonderful. Thanks.

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  17. Loved the photo. And thanks for the story behind the picture.

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  18. What a lovely shot! It looks very picturesque and peaceful. Interesting Henry Ford history, too-- thanks for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful photo! Thanks for the history lesson too. As a historian, I'm always grateful when people share the history behind the pictures too. :)

    Have a wonderful day!
    Lena

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  20. Beautiful shot. It almost looks like a painting, the atmosphere is perfect.

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  21. This is a great shot! The vibrant colors of the trees are beautiful and look like a painting!

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  22. This was really interesting. I like how you put things in perspective (for me anyway)..this is really a lovely scene with a great part of history- thanks

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  23. this is a real beauty when enlarged!

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