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The Shale Pit


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Edwardsville Intelligencer, January 11, 1894 “Chicago’s city council has given Glen Carbon brick an endorsement that will make the product from shale in this locality rank with the highest quality of brick manufactured. The Council Monday evening adopted what is known as the ‘brick ordinance.’ The ordinance provides that the quality of bricks used in the City of Chicago must be of equal quality as those being manufactured in Glen Carbon.”

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