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Glass Sand Mining

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Dec 26, 1872

Noah Speer started the Hancock Works

Other events that happened on or around December 26, 1872

1893

Henry Harrison Hunter won blue ribbon at World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago for quality of sand he mined and processed

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1894

Pennsylvania Glass Sand Company began mining Oriskany sand in the same geological formation in Pennsylvania about 80 miles north of Morgan County, West Virginia

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1904

Pennsylvania investors opened a second glass sand plant on the east side of Warm Springs Ridge

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1911

Berkeley Glass Sand Company was incorporated

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Jun 07, 1926

An explosion at Berkeley Glass Sand killed 6 men

1927

The Pennsylvania Glass Sand Company, operating in Morgan County, was incorporated as Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation

1927

Country music star Vernon Dalhart recorded "The Miner's Doom," written by John Unger about the Berkeley Glass Sand explosions

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1929

Earl T. Andrews was assigned to design and construct a Berkeley plant by Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation

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1941

Earle T. Andrews became general manager of operations of the Berkeley Glass Sand Mining Plant in Morgan County

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1963

Earl Andrews became president of the Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corporation at Berkeley Springs

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1985

U.S. Borax & Chemical company acquired Pennsylvania Glass and Sand

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1996

The company now known as U.S. Silica, became affiliated with D. George Harris & Associates


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