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Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down...build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence...help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What is it Wednesday

Welcome to another What is it Wednesday.  I was shown this video on You Tube about the Model T.  Great lesson on history, and the earl business practice of Henry Ford.  When Henry Ford started up and was having a hard time getting workers, he developed small towns into 10 to 100 area mini farms.  A worker could still raise a garden, have some live stock, and work at Fords.  Most of this small towns turn into cities, and now house subdivision.  Henry Fords thinking was they would have good food and a good income.  Street cars only would go so far, and the workers then walked home.  Old maps of the area around Detroit show the street car lines and how far they would go.  When my mother was going to school in Dearborn, Henry Ford would stop by and make sure the school children had paper, pencils to learn with.  He was always passing out supplies to children, and hosted square dance parties.  My mother has a young girl did square dance with Henry Ford.  Simply business and business plan and it worked for a long time.  What happen in the last 100 years?  Henry Ford did get American moving and traveling and all the business that spun off his car.  Motels, restaurants,  Sunday drives, easy to visit family (horse and buggy did take a long time).  Side note my Great Aunt went to school about sixty miles south west of Detroit.  Horse and buggy would take her 8 hours to travel, today 2 hours with traffic!  This is good!  Come back next week and visit with me in What is it Wednesday.  Please watch this short video!

2 comments:

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Wow, a lesson in history. Interesting things we all should know. Thanks Rose!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Enjoyed you history lesson Rose!!
Kim