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Blair County the 'Jewel' Of Pennsylvania in 1946

Roberts, the Pittsburgh-based jewelry company that was called “the oldest in America” in 1946, described Blair County as the jewel of all 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

In an advertising booklet aimed at spreading the word about this long-held family-owned and operated company, the enterprising family gathered historical information and wrote vignettes about each of the counties in the commonwealth.

They were first published in the Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph and, in response to popular demand, were later compiled in a booklet of sorts and made available to 75,000 state residents.

The family was es...


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