This Week in Chester History

In 1999, the Observer-Tribune placed a spotlight on C.M. Offray & Son Inc., a local Chester business owned by the Offray family. At the time of the article’s writing, the company produced ribbons, fabrics, webbing, and an artificial vein used in heart surgery. In addition to this, the Offrays also had the privilege of making the Olympic ribbons for many years. The Chester Library’s Local History Collection is home to a few spools of Offray Ribbon– most notably, the vibrant pastel ribbon used for medals in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.