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One of Henry Ford's Early Businesses!

January 11, 2011 by Chad Houghton

In 1886 at the age of 23 Henry obtained 80 acres of bush from his father.  He went and bought a circular saw and rented a steam engine to run the mill.  Within a short time of hard work clearing the trees for lumber, he had built a prosperous business suppling lumber to shops, shipyards, neighbors and factories in Detroit.