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Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA

George G. Blaisdell founded Zippo Manufacturing of Bradford in late 1932. He started with a simple idea: create a product that answers a real need, design it to work, and guarantee it to last.

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  • 1854 - Bradford
    Bradford, a township of McKean county, Pennsylvania, bordering on New York, 14 miles N. W. from Smethport. Population, 990.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1884 - ENGULFED IN BURNING OIL. THE TERRIBLE SITUATION OF A PASSENGER TRAIN. A RAILWAY CUT FLOODED WITH OIL WHICH TAKES FIRE AND BURNS UP A TRAIN AND SEVERAL PERSONS.
    Bradford, Penn., Jan. 15. - One of those calamities peculiar to the oil regions startled the people of Bradford today. A passenger train on the...Read MORE...


  • Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
    Main Street looking West
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  • News 1893 - BRADFORD'S MISFORTUNE. THE HIGGINS HOUSE AGAIN DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    WILD SCENES OF PANIC - THREE LIVES LOST, AND MANY JUMP FROM SECOND AND THIRD-FLOOR WINDOWS - BABES THROWN INTO THE CREEK - BURNED OUT FIVE TIMES IN...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Bradford
    Bradford, a flourishing city of McKean co., Pa., the converging point of several railroads, is situated 63 miles S.E. of Dunkirk, N.Y., and 97 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - FOREST FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
    Bradford, Pa., Oct. 18. - Forest fires are raging all around this city and last night Bradford was enveloped in a cloud of smoke, the woods...Read MORE...


  • Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
    Fifth Ward School
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  • News 1909 - CHILDREN BURNED IN OIL BLAZE - Flames Shooting From Well Causes Bad Disaster. ALL SCHOOL PUPILS - Bradford Youngsters Were Returning Home When They Visited the Well.
    VICTIM'S CLOTHES BURNED OFF

    Bradford, Pa., April 3. - More than 30 young school children, mostly residents of the Third ward, here, were severely...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Bradford, a banking city of McKean co., Pa., the converging point of several railroads, 67 miles S. of Buffalo. It has manufactures of tanks and...Read MORE...


  • Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
    Emery Hotel and Music Stand, Public Square, Bradford, Pa.
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  • 1932 - George G. Blaisdell founded Zippo Manufacturing of Bradford in late 1932. He started with a simple idea: create a product that answers a real need, design it to work, and guarantee it to last.

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  • 1854 - Bradford
    Bradford, a township of McKean county, Pennsylvania, bordering on New York, 14 miles N. W. from Smethport. Population, 990.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • News  1884 - ENGULFED IN BURNING OIL. THE TERRIBLE SITUATION OF A PASSENGER TRAIN. A RAILWAY CUT FLOODED WITH OIL WHICH TAKES FIRE AND BURNS UP A TRAIN AND SEVERAL PERSONS.
    Bradford, Penn., Jan. 15. - One of those calamities peculiar to the oil regions startled the people of Bradford today. A passenger train on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - BRADFORD'S MISFORTUNE. THE HIGGINS HOUSE AGAIN DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    WILD SCENES OF PANIC - THREE LIVES LOST, AND MANY JUMP FROM SECOND AND THIRD-FLOOR WINDOWS - BABES THROWN INTO THE CREEK - BURNED OUT FIVE TIMES IN... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Bradford
    Bradford, a flourishing city of McKean co., Pa., the converging point of several railroads, is situated 63 miles S.E. of Dunkirk, N.Y., and 97 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - FOREST FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA.
    Bradford, Pa., Oct. 18. - Forest fires are raging all around this city and last night Bradford was enveloped in a cloud of smoke, the woods... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - CHILDREN BURNED IN OIL BLAZE - Flames Shooting From Well Causes Bad Disaster. ALL SCHOOL PUPILS - Bradford Youngsters Were Returning Home When They Visited the Well.
    VICTIM'S CLOTHES BURNED OFF

    Bradford, Pa., April 3. - More than 30 young school children, mostly residents of the Third ward, here, were severely... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bradford, a banking city of McKean co., Pa., the converging point of several railroads, 67 miles S. of Buffalo. It has manufactures of tanks and... Read MORE...

  • 1932 - George G. Blaisdell founded Zippo Manufacturing of Bradford in late 1932. He started with a simple idea: create a product that answers a real need, design it to work, and guarantee it to last.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ pennsylvania.html

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