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The Resource The Ford century in Minnesota, Brian McMahon

The Ford century in Minnesota, Brian McMahon

Label
The Ford century in Minnesota
Title
The Ford century in Minnesota
Statement of responsibility
Brian McMahon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1903, before the Ford Motor Company was even incorporated, Stephen Tenvoorde signed a contract to sell ?Fordmobiles? at his bicycle shop in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Four generations later, the Tenvoorde family still operates what is now the oldest Ford dealership in the world. Brian McMahon chronicles how the fortunes of the company and the state became intertwined during that century. Ford assembled Model T cars in the world?s tallest automobile plant in Minneapolis and a three-story structure in St. Paul?both still standing. These factories quickly became functionally obsolete after the development of the moveable assembly line. The hunt for a new site to build a modern, single-story plant stirred intense rivalry between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Henry Ford took a rare personal interest in the search and selected a 125-acre parcel in St. Paul overlooking the recently built High Dam on the Mississippi River, which allowed for navigation and hydroelectric power. The Twin Cities Assembly Plant would go on to manufacture millions of cars, trucks, tractors, and military vehicles until its closure in 2011
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMahon, Brian
Dewey number
338.7/62922209776
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9710.U54
LC item number
F64425 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Automobile factories
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobile industry workers
  • Automobile factories
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobile industry workers
  • Minnesota
  • United States
Label
The Ford century in Minnesota, Brian McMahon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Ford century -- Model T for the Northwest Territories: Ford arrives in Minnesota -- Drawn to the river: hydroelectric power, navigation, and a new plant in St. Paul -- "The finest plant in the world": building the Twin Cities assembly plant -- From Model A to M-8: the Great Depression and World War II years -- Ascent of the autoworkers: the postwar boom and challenges -- An uncertain industry: slumping sales, labor unrest, and the Ranger pickup -- The end of the line: the closure of the Twin Cities assembly plant -- Epilogue: moving on
Dimensions
26.5 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780816637195
Lccn
2016029063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
B&W images
System control number
ocn951158086
Label
The Ford century in Minnesota, Brian McMahon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Ford century -- Model T for the Northwest Territories: Ford arrives in Minnesota -- Drawn to the river: hydroelectric power, navigation, and a new plant in St. Paul -- "The finest plant in the world": building the Twin Cities assembly plant -- From Model A to M-8: the Great Depression and World War II years -- Ascent of the autoworkers: the postwar boom and challenges -- An uncertain industry: slumping sales, labor unrest, and the Ranger pickup -- The end of the line: the closure of the Twin Cities assembly plant -- Epilogue: moving on
Dimensions
26.5 cm
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780816637195
Lccn
2016029063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
B&W images
System control number
ocn951158086

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