Cloverland News
August 15-25, 1923
Camping in Cloverland with Henry Ford
Camping in Cloverland with Henry Ford cover

“Whether you are interested in Henry Ford, Upper Michigan history, or what it was like to be a celebrity in the 1920s, Camping in Cloverland is a fascinating look into a moment in time when fame and the U.P. met.” — Tyler R. Tichelaar, author of My Marquette

Henry Ford once said, “I will build a motor car for the great multitude…constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, by the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise....And so he did! But even with Henry Ford’s rock star status in the 1920s, he found time to relax with family and friends.

Camping in Cloverland is a nonintrusive look at one of Henry Ford’s famous camping trips, this time in his beloved Upper Peninsula of Michigan. On this vacation, Ford and his companions — Thomas Edison, Harvey Firestone, Edward

Kingsford and their wives — got back to basics, Henry Ford style. Learn what the gentleman of the press had to say about the famous campers of 1923 and view the party in historic photographs.

For thirty-five years, Guy Forstrom has resided in the Iron Mountain, Michigan area, one of the places Henry Ford visited during his 1923 camping trip. Forstrom has written several articles for national car club magazines on Henry Ford and friends in the Upper Peninsula. Old cars and local history are his favorite subjects.

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