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Austin Powder Company Austin Powder Company
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In 1833, America was emerging as a vibrant, growing country with virtually boundless energy and a manifest destiny.  The Erie Canal, in operation for eight years, had cut travel time from New York westward to Buffalo by one-third for both people and cargo.  The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, America's first passenger train, was opening up the western reserve. Part of the westward migration involved, literally, moving mountains.  Austin Powder was founded in that same year to produce the black powder that would help break the rocks, mine the coal and build the canals.  From the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, we grew as the country grew.


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