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July 26, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

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In 1888, a carriage factory was operated in Maugansville by Benjamin F. Stouffer. Stouffer not only made carriages and buggies, but also repaired and repainted them. The factory consisted of three buildings.

Stouffer’s helper was Michael Horst and in 1911 operated the factory independently. The factory closed in 1923 due to the invention of the automobile.

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There was also a foundry in Maugansville, which was owned by Jacob Maugans. Plows and other agricultural equipment were made there. The foundry was later used as a blacksmith shop where Noah Shank was the last active blacksmith. 

This information and more can be found in a little book titled “The History of Maugansville” written by Maugansville eighth and ninth grade students in 1949 and published by the Maugansville Historical Society in 2003.

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