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Step into History (Digital Edition): Fordlandia - Ford's Failed Paradise

Step into history with a discussion on Henry Ford’s attempt to build a city in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest. Henry Ford sought out land in Brazil to secure rubber for the Ford Motor Company and built an idyllic American town conforming to his political beliefs and morals. Learn about decades and millions of dollars were spent transforming the Amazon into an American utopia, a project doomed to fail despite American industrialism. Sign up now to hear the fate of Fordlandia and Ford’s dreams for a perfect America from Leas Historian, Chase Galewski.

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April 5, 2023

10:30AM - 11:30AM


Edison & Ford Winter Estates - 2350 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33901 2350 McGregor Blvd Fort Myers 33901 FL US

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