Out in the Orchard Historical

Out in the Orchard Historical (HM1TCO)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48128 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.864', W 83° 13.88'

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Fruit orchards were planted in various locations around the estate consisting of apples, pears, cherries, and other varieties of fruit. The open lawn next to the weeping beech tree was previously an apple orchard with fruit favored by Mrs. Ford.

This unique weeping beech tree is believed to have been planted as a gift from the Fords' son and daughter-in-law, Edsel and Eleanor Ford, in commemoration of the Fords' 50th wedding anniversary. The Fords were married on April 11, 1888.

Beyond the weeping beech tree and peony garden, a screened playhouse once stood, where the miniature farmhouse is now located. The playhouse enclosed a sandbox built for the Ford grandchildren.

"We had a marvelous time out there...We had the run of the house." - Henry Ford II
Placed ByHenry Ford Estate and MotorCities National Heritage Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 316114 N 4687095
Decimal Degrees42.31440000, -83.23133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.864', W 83° 13.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 51.84" N, 83° 13' 52.8" W
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Area Code(s)313
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 420-658 Fair Ln Dr, Dearborn MI 48128, US
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