Construction of Ford Motor Company Hydro Electric Station in Saline, Michigan, 1935

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Construction of Ford Motor Company Hydro Electric Station in Saline, Michigan, 1935

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Artifact

Photographic print

Summary

In the early 1920s, Henry Ford began locating small hydroelectrically-powered plants in rural southeast Michigan. These "Village Industries" employed local people who could maintain farms while working at the factory. One plant, constructed in Saline in the mid-1930s, operated until 1947. During World War II, workers here processed soybean oil for paints and plastics and machined parts for Pratt & Whitney engines.

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P.188.15867

Credit

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

Location

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

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Construction of Ford Motor Company Hydro Electric Station in Saline, Michigan, 1935

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