glyph 274: robber barrons . automobile industry ... Henry Ford, John Muir ... environment, nature, preservation, conservation
Henry Ford's first political activity, undertaken in 1912 at age 49, was to lend support to the Weekes-McLean Bill, a proposal to protect migratory birds.
See Ford: The Men and the Machine, Robert Lacey. Boston and Toronto: Little Brown and Company, 1986, pg. 112. There is an account here of Ford's friendship with John Muir.
entered before July 9, 2006