Born In The U.S.A.

1900s

1903: Henry Ford launches the Ford Motor Co. with about $30,000 in cash after the failure of his Detroit Automobile Co.

1904: In Skunk Works on the third floor of the Piquette Avenue plant, Ford and his engineers experiment with lighter-weight materials that allow the company to mass-produce cars

1908: Named for its engine, Ford's Model T puts America on wheels as the first mass-produced car; Ford builds more than 15 million over 19 years

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