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THE FORD CENTURY IN MINNESOTA event at the St. Louis County Historical Society with Brian McMahon

When Jul 20, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where St. Louis County Historical Society, 506 West Michigan St., Duluth, MN 55802
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McMahon_Ford coverMcMahon_Ford legacy logoBrian McMahon will be at the St. Louis County Historical Society on Thursday, July 20 at noon for a presentation and signing of his new book, The Ford Century in Minnesota, as part of their Lunch with the History People program.


First-person accounts of more than forty retired auto workers detail experiences of working at Ford Motor Company—from the early years in Minneapolis to the final hours of the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul. Brian McMahon documents the company’s transformation—through the Depression, World War II, women joining the workforce, globalization, outsourcing, the closing of the plant, and more.


"The Ford Century in Minnesota tells the story of how Henry Ford's pioneering company arrived in the state and built its giant plant in St. Paul in the 1920s, how its workers became involved in the international organized labor movement, and how a variety of forces led to the plant's closure. Combining political, economic, social, and architectural history, this richly detailed, handsomely illustrated book will appeal to a wide range of readers."—Larry Millett, author of Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury


This publication was made possible in part by the people of Minnesota through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Any views, findings, opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Historical Society, or the Minnesota Historic Resources Advisory Committee.