John Burroughs Talking Towards Camera (1916)

Author: John Burroughs

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Henry Ford sought out and befriended John Burroughs in the early 1910s. The wealthy industrialist and the naturalist -- a seemingly odd pair -- shared a love of birds and nature. Though there were philosophical differences -- Burroughs had little use for the automobile -- both developed a mutual respect for each other and created a lasting friendship. Ford invited Burroughs to Fair Lane, Ford's home in Dearborn, Michigan, on a number of occasions. In 1916, Burroughs visited Ford to help lay the …more


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