Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary

How Automobiles, Assembly Line Changed America

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Period costumes and a Model T Ford

Period costumes and a Model T Ford at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. -- dubbed Greenfield Village Marisa Penaloza, NPR News hide caption

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On Monday the Ford Motor Company celebrates its 100th anniversary. Ford's innovation in the early 1900s brought America the Model T and the assembly line. NPR's John Ydstie looks back on the company's influence on American society.



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