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The History of the Ford River Rouge Plant

The photo above shows the body-drop station on the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company River Rouge Complex in 1939. This complex may have been the world’s largest and most famous auto manufacturing and assembly plant in the world. Henry Ford started out in 1915 by buying two-thousand acres along the Rouge River west…

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Working the Production Line at River Rouge

A Ford worker operating a state-of-the art multiple-spindle drill press on a flathead V-8 engine block in 1934. The story of Ford’s enormous production facility located at the confluence of the Rouge and Detroit Rivers is very well known. Developed between 1917 and 1928, it’s specifications were staggering. It was a mile and a half…

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