1881LePage’s Glue Factory was established.Economy and Industry, Local Businesses

LePage’s Glue Factory, c. 1916. Herman W. Spooner, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 13394
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The establishment of a glue factory was contested by several residents of the town because of the toxic process of glue making. Other residents wrote the Board of Alderman to express support for the factory, including neighbors of the Russia Cement Company.

Gloucester City Archives, 1881 City Documents, #376-377
Courtesy of Gloucester City Archives, 1881 City Document, #377
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