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Famous Fords. The History of Ford Motor Company by Nicole Fiegle. Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 on his family’s farm in Dearborn, Michigan. Even as a child Ford loved tinkering with machines.

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famous fords

Famous Fords

The History of Ford Motor Company by Nicole Fiegle

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Henry Ford was born July 30, 1863 on his family’s farm in Dearborn, Michigan. Even as a child Ford loved tinkering with machines.

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On June 16, 1903 Henry Ford and eleven business associates entered the business as The Ford Motor Company. With only $28,000 these pioneers created a company that would become one of the world’s largest corporations.

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The First Ford Vehicle

In 1903 Ford proclaimed “I will build a car for the great multitude.” In 1908 he built the Model T and sold it for $950 with nearly 15,500,000 sold in the United States alone.

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In 1925 the Ford Motor Company acquired the Lincoln Motor Company and expanded the company’s horizons to include luxury cars.

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In the 1950’s the Thunderbird was created. At this time people were given a chance to own a part of Ford Motor Company. With 350,000 stockholders on February 24, 1956 Ford Motor Company was becoming a global company.

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Today the Ford Company has an entire family of automotive brands including Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin and Volvo.

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