Emily Nash Smith (1897 - 1983)
Emily Nash Smith was born in Tipton, Indiana in 1897. Educated as a schoolteacher, in 1920 she married fellow Tipton resident Thearl W. Smith. Two years later they moved to Omena, Michigan and purchased what is now known as Overlook Farm. Emily continued to teach and turned her farmhouse into a restaurant during the summer where she became well known for her Sunday chicken dinners.
Always enterprising and creative, she supplemented the farm income with her hand hooked rugs which she sold to decorators across the country. She made her own patterns and cut the stencils. Thirty women were eventually employed to help with the hooking and some of her
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