Midstate Memories: Swab Wagons

102516midstate

Elizabethville, known as “the Star of the Valley”, is celebrating its bicentennial throughout 2017.

“To stir interest and to share unique features of the town, we have chosen to highlight one of our historical businesses that is still thriving, the Swab Wagon Company,” tells Barb Minchhoff. The company was founded by a Civil War veteran named Jonas Swab.  In December of 1868, Mr. Swab wrote in his ledger “Making a sleigh” which was the beginning of what would become Swab Wagon Company.  By 1899, Swab Wagon Company’s output was 5 wagons a day, and the business was incorporated in 1902.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s