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Industry and Business Walking Tour of Sunnyside, Morgantown, WV

Created by Pamela Curtin on January 8th 2018, 1:25:23 pm.

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Sunnyside was established in the 1890s to promote growth in Morgantown. A strip of land along the Monongahela River was designated specifically for industrial development. Morgantown became a leading center of the glass industry in the early twentieth century thanks to factories in Sunnyside. Yet Sunnyside was also home to diverse industries, including brick making and ice manufacturing, along with a number of small businesses. Explore Sunnyside's history of industry and business in this walking tour, which incorporates original research done by students in WVU's Local History Research Methods course.