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.

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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.

Categories: 1928, BBC, Brazil, Fordlandia, Henry Ford, Michael Palin, RainForest, Rubber

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