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Interior view of one of the abandoned houses in the 'Vila Americana' where American factory managers lived. American automobile pioneer and entrepreneur, Henry Ford, established Fordlandia in the 1920s as an industrial plant to harvest rubber for his cars. The experiment failed after a few years and the factories were closed down leaving many thousands out of work. In 2005 there were only around 1000 people left living in this Amazonian community.
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