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Michigan's History: Old Settlers and Henry Ford's Legacy

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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 underground railroad and wagon train from Canada and Southern and Eastern 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.  Follow World Footprints on Facebook and Twitter @WorldFootprints for the latest travel information including travel-relevant legislation, travel warnings and best practices.