Part 2: "The Meaning of Dodge Main"

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Dodge Main Part 2:

"The Meaning of Dodge Main"


For 70 years the Dodge Main factory was the powerhouse of Hamtramck. It provided thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in tax revenue. It can be argued that without Dodge Main, there would be no Hamtramck today.

See why at a special two-part presentation sponsored by the Hamtramck Historical Museum and the Motor Cities National Heritage Area.

"The Meaning of Dodge Main"

Sunday October 6

2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Both will be held at the Hamtramck Historical Museum, 9525 Jos. Campau,
both programs are free - Donations are appreciated.

"The Meaning of Dodge Main" will show how the plant impacted Hamtramck, turning it from a small farming village into a major industrial city in the space of 10 years. 

The transition was jarring and posed tremendous problems as the town coped with the massive sudden growth.

The programs are being held in conjunction with the opening of a new exhibit on Dodge Main at the museum. This includes original blueprints from 1915, historical photos and documents and even rare parts from old Dodges.

The exhibit and programs were made possible by a  $1,500 grant from the
Motor Cities National Heritage Area

For program information call 313-893-5027 or 248-770-8389. Email