1929 : President Herbert Hoover Visits Dearborn Village

October 21, 2021 all-day

On October 21, 1929 President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover visited the newly opened Greenfield Village in Dearborn to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of incandescent light. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford also attended the Light’s Golden Anniversary event.

Light’s Golden Anniversary, Part 1

Light’s Golden Anniversary, Part 2

Light’s Golden Anniversary, Part 3

For more information, read “World’s Tribute to Edison Voiced by Hoover; Thousands Hail President During His 30-Mile Ride”, Detroit Free Press, October 22, 1929, front page.

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