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Ford Model T
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
N 51° 40.236 W 008° 51.428
29U E 509879 N 5724412
Quick Description: On October 1st,1908, a man called Henry Ford produced his "Model T". He probably never dreamed that this car would transform the face of the American automobile industry.
Location: Ireland
Date Posted: 2/24/2008 10:51:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM381B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 18

Long Description:
As you drive along the N71 from Clonakilty to Bandon in County Cork, you will pass through the village of Ballinascarty to describe it as a village is an exaggeration. It might be more accurate to say that Ballinascarty is "an inhabited cross-roads".
However, it may be small but you cannot help seeing its proud and unusual monument. On the roadside a platform has been constructed and tastefully faced with stone. On this platform stands a stainless steel replica of a FORD MODEL T.
This is Ballinascarty's way of proclaiming its pride in its most famous son, HENRY FORD, who's family emigrated to the U.S.A.

If you are driving past on a fine summer afternoon, you may glimpse a newly-wed couple being photographed here, because "the Model T photograph" is becoming part of the local Wedding Album in the way that "the Trevi Fountain" photograph has become part of the Roman Wedding Album. Many people would smile and say "Why not? Think of the influence the automobile has had on the love-life of the young - young Americans in particular"
Title: Henry Ford's Model T

Placement Date: 2000

Type of Object: Car

Location: at a cross-roads in a rural village

Material: Stainless Steel

Artist: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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