glyph 274: robber barrons . automobile industry ... Henry Ford, John Muir ... environment, nature, preservation, conservation


Henry Ford's First Political Activity, 1912

it was for the birds

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

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