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What is your favorite memory of growing up in Rossford?

Share your favorite Rossford memory (or those of your grandparents and others who grew up here). Excerpts of these memories will be shared in a special 125th commemorative magazine distributed to all residents and on a special 125th Rossford website and Facebook page.  Special memories can be anything from attending a movie at the old Rossford Theatre, walking to a church festival, playing in Cranes Woods, watching the basketball team in a state tournament, playing little league baseball at Beech Street Park, or anything else that made you smile growing up in Rossford.


Use this form to send in your favorite memory or anecdote about growing up in Rossford. If you have a photo to share, please include that also.  If you have more than one memory to share, you are welcome to submit multiple times.

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Fun Facts About Rossford

By 1900, the Edward Ford Plate Glass Co.  was producing six million feet of glass per year thereby eclipsing Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company as the largest manufacturer of flat glass in the nation.

In 1926, Edward Ford adopted a new Belgian technique, known as the Bicheroux process, for casting plate glass through water-cooled rollers. This flat glass production process greatly streamlined production, and, in the 1930s, the plant received an exclusive contract to supply all the glass for vehicles produced by General Motors Corporation.

One of LOF’s largest orders in the 1930s was for window glass for New York’s Empire State Building which used Libbey-Owens-Ford glass exclusively.

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