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The Model T at the Bottom of the Mississippi River
For anyone who loves a good mystery, and classic cars, Winona, Minnesota has one. The town sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and is home to a big question about an old Model T. What’s it doing at the bottom of the river? According to the local news stations, the car was found during a training activity. A local law enforcement team was being trained in the use of a sonar scanner, to be used for finding drowning victims in the river, when they imaged the nearly 100 year old car, upside down and buried in the silt.
The Henry Ford Museum
Without question Henry Ford was one of the most important historical figures of his day. And in fact, if you look at the big picture Henry Ford was one of the most influential Americans who ever lived.
Henry Ford was born in 1863 right outside of Detroit, Michigan and it is no accident that Detroit became known as the Motor City with Ford’s assistance.
When the company came out with the Ford Model T in 1908 the automotive industry was permanently transformed, and everyday people could afford to take to the roadways in their own motor vehicles.
Welcome Classic Ford Fans
People who are aficionados of American cars of the past are aware of just how important the Ford Motor Company has always been. In a very real sense Ford revolutionized the American business model via the concept attributed to founder Henry Ford that was subsequently dubbed “Fordism.” This involved mass manufacturing products that many ordinary people could afford while paying workers well.
In fact, Ford set the price point of the Model T so that it would be affordable to the people who were actually building the car. This certainly makes a lot of sense and it helped to create the American middle class during the 20th century.