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Ohio Blue Tip Match Company

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1947. Grande Ave. (U.S. 160), 5 miles west of town

Belching smokestacks and screeching whistles announce the town's major industry, which annually whittles some four million board feet of aspen trees into matchsticks. These are shipped to Wadsworth, Ohio, and coated with combustible phosphorous tips, dyed blue.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Ohio Blue Tip Match Company", [Mancos, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 598-598.

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