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greenfield village

collection of nearly 100 historic buildings on a 200-acre (80-hectare) site in Dearborn, southeastern Michigan, U.S. It was established in 1933 by industrialist Henry Ford, who relocated or reconstructed buildings there from throughout the United States. The village includes the birthplaces, homes, or workplaces of Ford, William Holmes McGuffey, Noah Webster, Luther Burbank, and Wilbur and Orville Wright. Also featured are Thomas A. Edison's laboratory from Menlo Park, N.J., a Stephen Foster memorial, a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, a steam-powered paddleboat and several locomotives, and representative English and early American homes, public buildings, and craft shops. The adjoining Henry Ford Museum houses a collection of Americana.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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