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The Glass Industry in Western Pennsylvania

This project documents the immense contributions of the western Pennsylvania glass industry to American life and culture. Glass has been made in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region for more than 200 years. By 1900 there were more than 100 glass factories in the region employing thousands of workers and manufacturing millions of pieces of glass each week, from window glass and bottles to goblets for the White House tables of five U.S. presidents. Glass is still made here today.

Originally submitted by: Ron Klink, Representative (4th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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