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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Ford's River Rouge Complex

  • Aired: 01/29/2013
  • 02:41
  • Rating: NR
The River Rouge factory complex took 10 years to build and was compromised of 93 buildings which housed 120 miles of conveyors. There were 15 miles of roadways and 100 miles of railroad within the plant just to move things around. Water pumped from the Detroit River supplied the complex with 700 million gallons a day—as much water as consumed by Detroit, Cincinnati and New Orleans combined.
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By the winter of 1928, Henry Ford’s massive River Rouge factory was fully operational.
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