Sankot Motor Company
The business began life as the Sankot Motor Company, a Chrysler dealership with a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week towing service for Lincoln Highway motorists.
Sankot's is one of three buildings in Belle Plaine listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Sankot Tow Truck, 1920s
In the 1930s, Frank (Pansy) Sankot, a nephew to the three brothers, bought the business and began an auto repair shop. By the mid-30s, he had a Case (farm equipment) dealership, which lasted well into the 1950s. Pansy continued to operate the repair shop until his death in the late 1970s. His son Bill then bought the business and still operates it today.
Sankot Garage West 1930s