As a teenager, Abe Plough was drawn to the drug business, working in a local drug store. In 1908, he started the Plough Chemical Company in a room above his father’s store. Plough created an antiseptic healing oil that he claimed was “a sure cure for any ill of man or beast.” From this modest beginning, Plough built a business empire.
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By Harris A. Neil Jr.