Biographical Sketch of G.N. Swan

G.N. Swan, secretary and treasurer of Sioux City plow works, was born in Sweden in 1856; came to America in 1870, and settled in Lucas County, Iowa; removed to this city in 1880, and became a partner in his present business in the spring of 1881. The plow works were incorporated in May, 1880, with authorized capital of $100,000. A noteworthy feature of this establishment is the fact that the stockholders are all skilled mechanics, and all work in the different departments of the establishment. The buildings are of brick and situated within a few feet of the main track of the I.C.R.R., and have switching conveniences to the S.C. & P., and the C., St. P., M. & O.R.R.’s. They are now making a full line of walking plows, and will commence soon to include every variety of plows used in the west, also cultivators, harrows, and other agricultural implements.



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History of Western Iowa: Its Settlement and Growth. Sioux City: Western Publishing Company. 1882.

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