New documentary explores history of St. Paul Ford plant
The Ford assembly plant along St. Paul's riverfront produced everything from the Model T to Ford Ranger pickup trucks during its nearly century-long history. When it opened in 1925, it was one of Ford's largest and most innovative sites in the country. Over the years, it employed thousands of Minnesotans and spurred the growth of the Highland Park neighborhood.
The plant, which Ford closed in 2011, is headed for redevelopment.
A new documentary, "Made in St. Paul: Stories from the Ford Plant," captures the history of the plant — from Henry Ford's early interest in the site to the stories of the workers who spent their days making the cars Americans drive. MPR's Angela Davis spoke with producer Peter Myers.
The documentary will air Monday, Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. on channel TPT 2 in the Twin Cities. More information about the documentary can be found here.
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