Henry Ford at Wilson Dam, near Muscle Shoals, Alabama, 1921

Summary

In 1921 Henry Ford conceived a project on the Tennessee River near Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He proposed to lease two federally-owned fertilizer plants and a hydroelectric dam for 99 years at a cost of $5 million, modernizing the facilities while they were under his management. Objectors voiced concerns about private control over public resources. Ford withdrew his proposal in 1924.

In 1921 Henry Ford conceived a project on the Tennessee River near Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He proposed to lease two federally-owned fertilizer plants and a hydroelectric dam for 99 years at a cost of $5 million, modernizing the facilities while they were under his management. Objectors voiced concerns about private control over public resources. Ford withdrew his proposal in 1924.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1921

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.456

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 8.25 in

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