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Exploring Old Settlers and Henry Ford's Legacy

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World Footprints

World Footprints


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Michigan offers a treasure trove of history and culture and it is a State that both Ian and Tonya called home. So it is with pleasure that World Footprints offers a brief tour of the Great Lakes State starting with Mecosta County in Mid-Michigan to the Southeast suburbs of Dearborn and Grosse Point. To start, you’ll meet descendents of the “Old Settlers”—a group of twelve African-American families who migrated by wagon train from the South and Eastern United States to settle in Western Michigan. Then you’ll experience the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village as we share an audio history of American ingenuity. Finally, you’ll take a step back into history and experience what it was like to live the life of an auto baron as we visit the regal Grosse Pointe home of Henry Ford’s only child, Edsel Ford. Old Settlers