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Ford's history in the Northland

By Brady Slater
Duluth News-Tribune

McMahon_Ford cover"There was a serious rumor floated by Ford officials that it was going to build in Duluth," McMahon said. "It made the papers at the time. Henry Ford loved to play games with the press. He pioneered the idea of a savvy corporation doing that for corporate subsidies. He could easily dangle these possibilities and use the cities (against each other) to offer all kinds of incentives."

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