was established in Wheeling, WV ( my hometown) in 1835. Their principal production was indigo dyed prints and drills. The heavier weight drills were used mainly by clothing manufacturers.
The goods, know locally as West Virginia calico, were sold through the Sears, Roebuck and company catalog and internationally to Latin America, India, the Philippines, Canada and West Africa. Whenever I see old indigo blocks and tops, I am always turning them over looking for the Stifel logo on the back.
On July 4th we ran the zipline at Big Sky, MT for an adventure! Equipment check and then---just step off :) It was very much fun!!