New Jersey’s role in the history of glassmaking: “Wheaton bottles” were made by the Wheaton Glass Company, which was established in 1968 by Frank H. Wheaton Jr., the grandson of a pharmacist who made glass medicine bottles in Millville. It was the quality of southern New Jersey’s sand that was crucial to establishing a glassmaking center. Sand is the major ingredient in glass, and it was such good, clean sand that the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company imported it up to Massachusetts.
The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia was originally opened in the 1900s for medical students to see in person extremely rare conditions, as well as the effects of diseases that had been cured or eradicated. It still stands today as the best place for medical students to get ”hands on” experience, as well as a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike.