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Sunday, August 6, 2017: Mark headed to the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, MI.

A Ford Model T car is shown here in an exploded view so visitors can see its working parts.

Douglas DC-3 Airplanes first flew in 1935.  They were a positive turning point in public air transportation.
Some 15,000 were built until production ended in 1950.  Sometimes called the "Dakota," they are much loved by collectors. 
Most were used as cargo aircraft in World War II military service.  They were known by the model number C-47.
were an extremely well designed and built aircraft.  Many are still seeing service today. 

Lots of interesting exhibits showing the American spirit for innovation and adventure.
The plane is a Ford Tri-Motor Mark flew in one of those a few years back.


Speaking of adventure, barnstorming was a popular spectator sport in the 1930s.  Dangerous too.

This the the 1961 Lincoln Continental that President John Kennedy was riding in when he was shot in Dallas, TX.
The date was November 22, 1963.  The museum is filled with similar pieces of history. 


Then there is the Dymaxion House designed by Buckminster Fuller in 1930.  It was to be the home of the future.
They were way ahead of their time with many innovative ideas. 
Fuller couldn't quite get the design the way he wanted it.  
Made of aluminum, they were expensive to build and the public lost interest.


The Ford Edsel was another such creation that didn't catch on.  However, they are highly valued by collectors nowadays.

Then, there it was, the Weinermobile!  Who could pass that up?

Quote of the day:    Amazing American innovation.   Mark    < Back to previous story Ahead to next story >

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