Henry Ford’s Big Rubbery Failure – Fordlandia

Henry Ford’s attempt to create an industrial mid-western town in the Brazilian rain forest to produce affordable rubber  is a fascinating story.

Read more here

I’ve read the book on the subject  by Greg Grandin  which is a great in depth look at the story

This video from the BBC/Michael Palin shows what things look like now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s