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One of the unsung heroes of the auto world, C. Harold Wills designed the Model T when he worked as Henry Ford's right-hand man. Later, he founded his own company to produce the legendary Wills Sainte Claire. Every endeavor displayed his trademark inventiveness, from the development of the overhead cam engine to the toboggan run on the roof of his house. He used his money to create one of the first worker model cities at Marysville, Michigan. In this long-overdue biography, Alan and Lynn Lyon Naldrett preserve the legacy of an automotive icon.
The History Press
: 9781625859877
: The History Press
: 11/06/2017
: Michigan
: Transportation
: 69 Color sigs / inserts
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Alan Naldrett is an award-winning author from Chesterfield, Michigan. He has written books for Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, including Chesterfield Township, and coauthored New Baltimore and Fraser, as well as contributing to Ira Township. By himself, he has written Forgotten Tales of Lower Michigan, Lost Tales of Eastern Michigan and Lost Car Companies of Detroit. He is a retired college librarian and archivist and has recently been helping to organize archives and create finding aids for townships, colleges, schools, churches and museums. Lynn Lyon Naldrett was an author on Ira Township (Images of America) and has assisted Alan on his other books. She is very creative and has put together many original designs she sells at Christmas craft shows. Lynn has done missionary work in India, has a master's degree in Usui Reiki and is a former board member and coordinator for MCREST. Alan and Lynn could not believe that there had never been a biography written about C. Harold Wills and the Wills Sainte Claire auto. Hopefully, this is now sufficiently rectified!
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