Nash Quad - 10-15

Thomas Jeffery had a knack for business.  He emigrated to the United States from Great Britain to Chicago at the age of 17, in 1862, and headed directly for Chicago.  There, he began constructing telescopes before he constructed models of inventions for the United States Patent Office.  Doing this afforded him the opportunity to meet many innovative people, and he veered towards bicycle production before being introduced to early automobile styles in 1895.  He passed away in 1910, when his son took over.  By 1913, the younger Jeffery was constructing trucks for the U.S. military, which was intent on replacing mule teams with motorized transportation.  Three years later, the company was sold to Charles Nash, former president of General Motors, who 

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vamped up production and developed the Nash Quad, a sturdy, reliable four-wheel drive (hence "quad") truck ideal for use during World War I.  11,000 Nash Quads were produced in 1916 alone, and remained in production for fifteen years. Unsurprisingly, the American Treasure Tour is proud to have one of the few-surviving Nash-Quad trucks remaining in the United States.


The Nash Motor Company produced many varieties of cars during the twentieth century.  Which of the following was not a model produced by Nash? 

A)  Rambler

B)  Ambassador

C)  Lafayette

D)  Franklin

E)  Metropolitan

Answer Below

 Today in History

This date in 1928, the Graf Zeppelin , an airship constructed in Germany, landed in Lakehurst, New Jersey after its first flight over the Atlantic Ocean.  The journey, 6,168 miles from its city of construction, Friedrichshafen am Bodensee to New Jersey, took 111 hours, and was the first commercial flight of its kind.  

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Over nine years, the Graf   took passengers across the ocean, around the world, and to North Pole.  The era of the airship only ended with the Hindenburg  tragedy, which occurred at the Lakehurst docking station in 1937.


1951.  October 15th.  The first episode of I Love Lucy  aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).  For six years, this funny situation comedy made America laugh, while also introducing technical innovations to the new medium of television, making Lucille Ball a household name and an admired business woman at a time when women were still expected to stay at home.  After its initial run ended in 1957, it remained on television in a modified form as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show then in reruns.


Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca may be one of the most famous men in the automotive industry alive today.  Turning 89 today, he deserves credit for engineering the Ford Mustang and the Ford Pinto.  Iacocca worked at Ford from the 1940s through the 1970s, before being released in 1978.  Shortly thereafter, he joined the Chrysler team.  By the time of Iacocca's retirement from Chrysler in 1992, he nurtured a reputation as one of the greatest CEOs in the United States.

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Quote:  No matter what you have done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?  -- Lee Iacocca



Answer:  D:  Franklin