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In 1934, local farm boy Erie J. Sauder (1904-1997) with plenty of vision, determination and God-given mechanical ability, founded the Sauder Woodworking Company, today a world leader in ready-to-assemble furniture.

 

Although he was always a forward thinker, Erie was well aware that the past had paved the way. He was particularly partial to the stories of his ancestors who had been among those who settled NW Ohio's Great Black Swamp in the mid 1830s.

 

That's why, in the 1970s, he had dozens of structures, built by hand a century earlier, moved from locations throughout NW Ohio to create the Sauder Village.

 

Sauder Village 
22611 State Route 2 . PO Box 235 . Archbold . OH . 43502 
Sauder Village . PO Box 235 . Archbold . OH . 43502 
Phone: 800.590.9755 or 419.446.2541 
Fax: 419.445.5251 
E-Mail: info@saudervillage.org

 

 
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