Attempting to find 20 representative pictures to depict our visit to Greenfield Village is pretty impossible. We spent but a few hours here, where days would not have covered everything to see & do.
This fountain is located at the entrance, and the picture of the girls with the colorful dresses sets the mood for our adventure.
The village is divided into 7 historic sections, with Railroad Junction, celebrating the cross continental expansion, being one of the major divisions. Due to limited time, we opt not to ride any of the railroads or historic cars, which are plentiful in the village. (Whoever is in charge of keeping them in running condition certainly has job security!)
The fabrication shops are fascinating, with most of the machinery in running condition.
Still pictures do not show the machines actually running, but the overhead rods are actually turning leather straps which attach to various machines on the floor.
And the Fords do drive by! It's fun to see the entire village filled with running cars, and not just a few on exhibit.
This beautiful brick building is an example of what can be found here.
This morning, it poured as we left Popeye. The windshield wipers on our little del sol were on high as we drove the terrible roads to the Henry Ford. (You would think the roads once off the freeway would be great, but not so!) Fortunately, it is now a beautiful afternoon with puffy clouds.
Detroit had the second power plant ever built by Edison; and this is it! Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were good and close friends.
We sit on a bench waiting for the clock to strike two o'clock. It did, and it is fun watching figures hit the bells with their pallets.
Yikes! We get caught playing hooky and have to go back to class. The teacher drags everyone she finds inside & makes sure we all learn our history lesson.
Just outside the classroom, this sextet performs for the crowds.
Don't you just love this American setting with the pickup and bicycle?
The sky still isn't sure if more rain is on the way.
They snuck a little piece of England in the village as well.
These two are exceptional story tellers, explaining the meaning of the old Brear Rabbit Stories - I never knew that!
Slaves in America are also depicted, this lady working on a quilt.
The town Library.
On our way out, I find this windmill with the sky grabbing my attention. The other historic districts, not all of which are shown, include the working farms, Edison at work, porches and parlors (the American home), craft works, main street, and the Model T. If you enjoy the slide show which follows, I strongly suggest you go to the right, click on web albums, and see them in full screen size - far more satisfying!
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