Dearborn, Michigan

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - History - 128 pages
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Located on the banks of the Rouge River just ten miles from Detroit, the city of Dearborn began as a humble pioneer settlement in the 1780s. Over the course of two centuries, it has developed into a close-knit community, a college town, a major tourism center, and a world-famous industrial city. Through an impressive collection of photographs drawn from the Dearborn Historical Museum, Images of America: Dearborn, Michigan documents the influential people, places, and events that have shaped Dearborn's rich history. This book traces Dearborn's spirit of innovation through engaging glimpses of the 19th century U.S. Arsenal, the historic River Rouge Plant, Mayor Hubbard's lasting influence, and the legacy of Henry Ford. From the European settlers who first settled on the banks of the Rouge, to the streets, buildings, and schools that were named for them, Dearborn is revealed as a vibrant urban community with a strong sense of civic pride.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
The Area That Would Become Dearborn
9
The Detroit Arsenal in Dearbornville
15
Recognize That Name? Early Life and Settlers
23
Past and Present
33
Educating the Citizens
61
Business and Government
71
Henry Ford
81
Significant Events and Occasions
103
Dearborn Today
119
Selected Bibliography
126
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Craig Hutchison is an author, editor, and historian who has worked for the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Estate for nearly a decade. Kimberly Rising is a photographer, illustrator, and graphic artist. Together they operate an independent publishing company, Wandering Wolverine Publishers.

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