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Ford

2010-09-04

tl;dr: The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn has planes, trains and automobiles.

I visited the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn MI. In addition to a history of Ford cars the museum showcases the history of transportation from the bicycle to trains (sans graffiti) to commercial jetliners. Also there are industrial age steam turbines, agricultural equipment and a multitude of general American-made antiques. It's worth a visit, but don't let their $15 advertised rate fool you; they throw an extra $5 parking tax at you when you buy your ticket. This isn't much, of course, but your first thought upon arriving is, "cool, free parking," and then it is ripped away.

This sums up my activities of interest for today. Look: pictures.

I left the museum and drove pretty much straight south through Ohio and into Kentucky.

Mustang


Henry Ford's first car


exploded view of Ford Model T


Allegheny Locomotive


first commercial passenger plane


steam engines -- like Forevertron, but more useful


now that's a tractor

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