Harrison Swango

Harrison Swango

Birth
Morgan County, Kentucky, USA
Death 31 Mar 1908 (aged 92)
Hazel Green, Wolfe County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Wolfe County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 16349172 · View Source
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Harrison was a very weathy farmer. On his farm near Hazel Green there was a spring used for cooling milk and butter as they were normally used. Stories passed down through my family says Anna noticed one of their dogs had mange, which causes dogs to scratch and their hair falls out. She had a couple of her boys take the dog down below the spring in a deeper place and wash him with some homemade soap. Immediately the dog quit scrating and he was cured. Being as intelligent as he was , Harrison decided to see if the water would help people. If his children had a skin problem (cut, scrape, burn, bruise), he used the water and it cured them. Thus he decided to share his findings with the community. Word got around and the next thing he knew he had people wanting to come and bath in his mineral springs. This began Swango Mineral Springs. The water was bottled and was distributed until about 1943.
The springhouse still exists. Its condition, I do not know at this time.


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 16349172
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harrison Swango (8 Nov 1815–31 Mar 1908), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16349172, citing Kash and Swango Cemetery, Wolfe County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Jody S. Family TreeHugger (contributor 47007572) .