Scenic USA - Florida

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Ford Estate

Ford Estate - Ft Myers

Photos by Ben Prepelka

     Henry Ford was born and raised on a Michigan farm, nearby today's town of Dearborn. Young Ford quickly demonstrated his love for mechanics and machinery. By Ford Bustage 16, Ford left the farm and headed to Detroit, taking a job as a machinist's apprentice. At age 33, Ford was seen driving through the streets of Detroit with his new invention, the quadricycle. Soon afterward, Henry Ford left his employer, the Edison Company, and began his famous career. By 1921, Hery Ford controlled 55% of American automobile market. In 1927, more than 15 million Model Ts rolled from the assembly line.
     Pictured here is the winter estate of Henry Ford, a National Registered Historic Site, now owned by the City of Fort Myers. The Callosahachee River home is coupled up with a tour of the Edison Estate, Ford's next-door neighbor and long time friend.


 

 

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