Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Detroit

Screenshot from the Detroit Free Press, 7/18/2013

Although located in neighboring Dearborn, Ford's River Rouge plant serves as an apt metaphor for Detroit's reign as "Motor City" during much of the 20th century.

River Rouge Plant timeline
1917.  Construction begun.
1928.  Construction completed.
2004.  Plant closes.
2008.  Plant is demolished

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