Jackson G. Smith, a blacksmith, and George L. Summers worked together before the war at Dumas and Sullivan which was a repair shop for harnesses, buggies and they did horse shoeing. Smith and Summers bought out Dumas and Sullivan and began making buggies. Under the name of Smith and Summers Buggy Company in 1866. They were one of the two largest buggy companies around. Smith and Summers split in 1878. Mr.Smith started his own business. Summers went into business with Murphey. This firm was known as Summers and Murphey until the fire of 1884. After Summers rebuilt, the firm was known as Summers' Buggy Company.
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