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<p>In 1900, Newark was a city of fifteen thousand people. Newer businesses included several iron foundries, construction companies, tractor manufacturers, and companies working with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The Heisey Glass Company was world-renowned for its stem and dinnerware. The American Bottle Company was the largest beer bottle manufacturer in the world and employed more than 2,500 people in the first decade of the 1900s. </p>
<p>During the twentieth century, Newark continued to grow and prosper. In 2000, Newark's population exceeded 45,000 people. The Ohio State University at Newark is the largest of The Ohio State University's branch campuses. Almost two thousand students are enrolled at the school. Another three thousand people are enrolled at the Central Ohio Technical College. Newark is the Longaberger Company's headquarters, and its offices are located in a building that resembles a large picnic basket. Many Columbus residents moved forty-five minutes east to Newark during the 1990s and early 2000s. These people still commute to Columbus to work, but they prefer living in a smaller community like Newark. </p>
<p>Newark is probably best known for the Newark Earthworks, a series of mounds built by the Hopewell Indians. Remnants of the earthworks still exist today in sites owned by the Ohio
Historical Society. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, the Licking County Fair took place inside the Great Circle Mound, while the Ohio National Guard utilized the Octagon Mound as a drill field.</p>
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