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Wirt
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 8:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I noticed the Model T historical marker missing in front of the old Highland Park Plant.
Does anyone know what happened?
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Wirt
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Post Number: 25
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Historical Marker
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Kathleen
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Post Number: 1344
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 8:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's been gone for at least 10 days as I noticed it was not there on May 20th. I'm hoping that it was removed so that the sign could be cleaned up and/or replaced.

(Message edited by Kathleen on May 30, 2006)
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Jfried
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Post Number: 841
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 9:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

they've been doing a ton of work to the site - landscaping, facade clean up, etc. I remember hearing something about it resulting from an automotive national heritage grant, but I don't know the details.
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Burnsie
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Post Number: 427
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 10:52 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In Flint, Sitdown Strike markers for Fisher Body #2 and Chevy #4 were stolen, although at least one of them was later recovered. The Buick marker also disappeared though I don't know if it was stolen or not.
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Gravitymachine
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Post Number: 1076
Registered: 05-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 11:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

safe bet = scrappers.
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Jams
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Post Number: 3425
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 7:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was contacted this afternoon, someone returning my phone call. The marker was removed by the Ford Land Development Corp. to be cleaned, refurbished and will be returned to the site, all with the blessings of the State.

So many things can be cleared up by a simple phone to the proper people, rather than wild speculation without a bit of research.

With that in mind, what happened to the Tiger Stadium marker this past weekend?

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