Tag Archives: Greenfield Village

Is Hitler’s childhood home in Dearborn? And is there a Nazi tank hidden at Greenfield Village?

A comment which was just left on the site brought my attention back to a post I’d written about five years ago concerning a rumor within historic archeology community that one of the houses on Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village estate may in fact be a childhood home of Adolph Hitler. And it reminded me that, […]

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Are any of you good at dream interpretation? I need some help.

I had a very odd dream last night, and I’d like to have some help making sense of it. I was in a theater at Greenfield Village, which, to my knowledge, does not exist in real life. I was seated in the front row, to the right of the stage, with my friends Dan and […]

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Missed Connection

You: An elderly African American gentleman in cream colored windbreaker and a read Marine Corps baseball cap, nearly hit in the head by my infant son’s sippy cup. Me: A doughy, over-apologetic, middle-aged white guy in faded black jeans and a t-shirt with a drawing of myself as Snow White… We chatted briefly about our […]

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Walking the secret passageways of Harry Bennett’s heavily-fortified Ypsilanti castle

I just received a note from Nathan Ayers, the guy who won the first $1,000 grant from A2Awesome. He wanted to let me know that, back in 1984, the television program PM Magazine ran a feature on Harry Bennett’s fortress on the banks of the Huron River, in Ypsilanti. Bennett, for those of you don’t […]

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Detroit 2011 Maker Faire

I spent a good part of the day today stumbling around in the heat at the Detroit Maker Faire. Among other things, I did the following… I got to see an incredibly cool demonstration of a turn-of-the-century steam-powered threshing machine put on by the employees of Greenfield Village. I visited the HackPittsburgh yurt, and, while […]

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