The Magic City


Once known as The Magic City, Glouster was a hub for extractive industries in southeastern Ohio. A region once known for its large coal deposits, the economy was also rooted in clay, timber and potash extraction, as well as brick and shale production. 


After nearly 150 years of massive success, these industries trickled out through the 1950's and 1960's after stripping the region of its resources. 50 years later, the town of Glouster is a shadow of its former self. With little opportunity for local employment, many have to commute to neighboring cities for work. What's left behind is a strong sense of both family and pride in the face of a struggling Appalachin community. Many don't want to leave, and those that do often find their way back home.

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