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Clothing factories once thrived across central Pennsylvania

February 24, 2013
By Kay Stephens (kstephens@altoonamirror.com) , The Altoona Mirror

Sarah Perony was 17 years old in 1934 when she applied for work at the new garment factory setting up shop in Altoona. Puritan Knitting, a Philadelphia company, was moving into the former Schwarzenbach-Huber silk mills at Eighth Avenue and 25th Street.

 
 

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