Arsenal of Democracy, Willow Run Music

Willow Run: A Country Music Classic Gets The Lyrics It Deserves

Some of you may be familiar with the 1980 country classic "Willow Run" by Detroit-born country star Randy Barlow... one of many Barlow recordings that made the Billboard charts. The original lyrics are touching and describe the heartfelt wish of a line-worker father for a more choices in life for his son. Now that the good line jobs are drying up as… Continue reading Willow Run: A Country Music Classic Gets The Lyrics It Deserves

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Skilled Workers Served in WWII at Ford’s River Rouge Plant

At the Arsenal of Democracy conference at Willow Run, I met a man who had worked in the skilled trades at the Ford River Rouge complex, and had been apprenticed to an older man, after the war. One day they were talking about World War II, and he asked the older man, where had he… Continue reading Skilled Workers Served in WWII at Ford’s River Rouge Plant