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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