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The alpine history of ‘Little Switzerland’

by The 100 Companies
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Populated at just over 2000, Sugarcreek is a village full of enchanting storefronts, hardworking citizens and interesting stories.

The Amish, German and Swiss were first to settle the valley in the early 1800s. In 1882, the railroad came, bringing along much opportunity. Eventually, Sugarcreek became Ohio’s leading producer of Swiss cheese, and they hosted their first Swiss Festival in 1953. The industrial spirit doesn’t stop there, though, as Sugarcreek remains one of the nation’s leading brick centers, with many original kilns still used in the factory.

And last but not least, Sugarcreek is home to the world’s largest cuckoo clock.

– Kristie Coggins, The 100 Companies

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