Fordson Tractor Equipped with Snow Motor Screws, Keating Spur, L'Anse, Michigan, 1926

Summary

Henry Ford purchased a lumber mill in L'Anse, Michigan, on Lake Superior, in 1922. The complex included a sawmill, dry kilns, a planing mill and a powerhouse, all surrounded by 30,000 acres of hardwood forest. Up to 180,000 board feet of lumber were produced there each day, and then shipped 80 miles south to Ford's factory at Iron Mountain.

Henry Ford purchased a lumber mill in L'Anse, Michigan, on Lake Superior, in 1922. The complex included a sawmill, dry kilns, a planing mill and a powerhouse, all surrounded by 30,000 acres of hardwood forest. Up to 180,000 board feet of lumber were produced there each day, and then shipped 80 miles south to Ford's factory at Iron Mountain.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

16 February 1926

Subject Date

16 February 1926

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.45928

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.875 in

Width: 11 in

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