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Old 10-20-2009, 02:43 PM
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Just finished "Fordlandia" by Greg Grandin. It is the true but little known story of Henry Ford's effort to build a self sustaining American type town in the Amazon rain forest in an effort to supply Ford Motor Company with its own supply of rubber for their cars. After about 10 years and millions of dollars from the late 1920's to 1930's they walked away. I still do know whether to be amazed by Ford's effort or amazed by the stupidity of it all. Don't fool with Mother Nature seemed to be the nature of the story.
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