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Dearborn is a city in the State of Michigan. It is located in Wayne County and is part of the Detroit metropolitan area. Dearborn is the eighth largest city in the State of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 98,153. First settled in the late 18th century by French farmers in a series of ribbon farms along the Rouge River and the Sauk Trail, the community grew with the establishment of the Detroit Arsenal on the Chicago Road linking Detroit and Chicago. It later grew into a manufacturing hub for the automotive industry.

The city was the home of Henry Ford and is the world headquarters of the Ford Motor Company...

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Gog and Magog. Sir John Bennett's Jewelry Shop. Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan.
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Gog and Magog. Sir John Bennett's Jewelry Shop. Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan.
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1854 - Dearbornville
Dearbornville. a thriving post-village of Dearborn township, Wayne county, Michigan, on the S. branch of the Rouge river, and on the Central railroad, 10 miles W. from Detroit. The United States arsenal at this place comprehends 11 brick buildings, arranged around a square, whose side is 360 feet. The main building is 120 feet long by 80 feet deep, and is 3 stories high. The several buildings are connected by a strong wall, 12 feet in height.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Dearborn
Dearborn, or Dear'bornville, a post-village of Wayne co., Mich., on Rouge River, and on the Michigan Central Railroad, 10 miles W. of Detroit. It has 5 churches, a union school, an extensive tile- and brick-yard, a saw. mill, and a grist-mill. Pop. about 900.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1932 - March 7 – Four people are killed when police fire upon 3,000 unemployed autoworkers marching outside the Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.

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March 7, 1932
1944 - 3 STUDENTS ARE KILLED IN BUS ACCIDENT.
Detroit - (AP) - Three high school students were killed and 57 persons were injured, six critically, when an overloaded bus yesterday sideswiped an automobile and crashed into a tree on Ford Road in suburban Dearborn.
The dead:
ROBERT DRAKE, 17, who died at the scene.
BETTY KRAUSE, 17, who died at Eloise hospital.
WILMER FORD, 16, who died at Eloise hospital.
The Dearborn Coach company bus, with every available space crammed with students and war workers from Ford Motor Co. plants, was demolished. The bus, driven by ALVIN ROY SWEET, 31, of Detroit, and the automobile collided in attempting to pass and the bus then hurtled against the tree.
Eleven ambulances and as many sheriff's cars were summoned to take the injured to hospitals.
The driver of the car, SILAS T. MAXEY, also was injured.
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
January 18, 1944
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Dearborn:
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: This is one of the most iconic attractions in Dearborn. It's a massive museum dedicated to American innovation and history. You can see everything from vintage cars to presidential limousines, the Wright Brothers' plane, and even Thomas Edison's laboratory. It's a must-visit for anyone interested in American history and technology.

Greenfield Village: Adjacent to the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village is like stepping back in time. It's a living history museum with historic buildings, period-clothed interpreters, and even a working Model T. You can experience life as it was in 19th and early 20th-century America.

Ford Rouge Factory Tour: If you're into cars, you'll love this tour. It takes you inside the Ford Rouge Complex, where you can see how Ford F-150 trucks are assembled. It's a fascinating look at modern manufacturing.

Arab American National Museum: Dearborn has a large Arab American population, and this museum celebrates... Read MORE...

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