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Because of the immediate availability of coal deposits and the nearby mining of silica sand, Streator became the ideal location for the production of glass products. In 1880, a window-glass manufacturing plant was established. When this enterprise demonstrated that glass could be produced profitably, a glass bottle company was organized in 1881. Streator's glass industry grew rapidly and was soon to be known as the "Glass Bottle Capital of the World."

Glass Capitol of the World | Designed by Michael Clark | Location: 125 S. Bloomington St.

JUNE 27 - JULY 1, 2018

History of the Walldogs in Streator

In conjunction with the celebration of Streator's Sesquicentennial, the Walldogs took over the entire town of Streator, IL for 5 days adding a multitude of murals to building walls in the downtown area depicting Streator's rich historical heritage. Over the past year my wife and I have traveled to Streator twice to take shots of our car in front of several of the murals. We still have several to locate and shoot, so we will return again in the near future.


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