Left: Henry Ford as a child. Source: Pintrest.com Middle: Ford's recreated childhood home in Dearborn.Source: Flickr.com Right: Dearborn Town Emblem. Source: cityofDearborn.org
Humble "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would've said 'faster horses'." Beginnings -Henry Ford (forbes.com 21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life)
Henry Ford was born July 30 1863 at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in a small farmhouse in Dearborn Michigan.
"It was that engine that took me into automotive transportation."
When Ford was in his teens his father brought him to the bustling city next door Detroit where he saw the inspiration for the rest of his life.
"I remember that engine as though I had seen it only yesterday, for it was the first vehicle other than horse-drawn that I had ever seen. It was intended primarily for driving threshing machines and sawmills and was simply a portable engine and boiler mounted on wheels with a water tank and coal cart trailing behind. I had seen plenty of these engines hauled around by horses, but this one had a chain that made a connection between the engine and the rear wheels of the wagon-like frame on which the boiler was mounted. The engine was placed over the boiler and one man standing on the platform behind the boiler shoveled coal, managed