Motorcar mogul Henry Ford has had a tremendous impact on a little town in coastal Georgia. When Ford established his winter home in the struggling area that would become Richmond Hill, he and his wife sought to uplift the town and bring an end to the poverty that characterized the area. They brought jobs to the community, ended malaria, and provided access to healthcare for a beleaguered citizenry. 

Hear the story of how Henry and Clara Ford turned a struggling town into a thriving community, all of it beginning with a search for rubber and a sunny retreat.

Christy Sherman of the Richmond Hills Historical Society rejoins us to talk about the Fords in Georgia and how the town will be commemorating the 150th birthday of Clara Ford on April 23.