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History of Charles Nash and Nash Motors
June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join James T.W. Wheary, Great Grandson of Charles W. & Jessie H. Nash for a presentation entitled “The History of Charles W. Nash & Nash Motors-“The Greatest Rags to Riches Story in American Automobile History.” As a six year old boy, Charles W. Nash is turned over to the State of Michigan but through his tenacity and work ethic goes on to become “the first sitting president of Buick Motor Co., …the first sitting president of General Motors Co…and lastly the Administrative Head and President of his own Company capitalized at $24,000,000 in July 1916. This company was Nash Motors. In 1924, Charles W. and Jessie H. Nash purchased land along the shores of Rest Lake and established their estate known as Rest Camp. Mr. Wheary has fond memories of family times at the Camp. This 120-acre estate went on to become Camp Thunderbolt and today Camp Jorn.