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A Journey Through Time: The Story of Fiesta in #YesWV


​In the world of dinnerware, one name stands out above the rest. From pitchers to platters and everything in between, Fiesta’s vibrant, colorful products have earned it a seat at dinner tables across the country for more than 80 years.

To understand how Fiesta became an iconic American brand located in West Virginia is to understand its rich history. Picture this: It’s the 1930s, and the United States is in the midst of the Great Depression. Spirits are low, the world seems dark, and people are in need of hope. Then, Joseph M. Wells Sr., the president of The Homer Laughlin China Company, had a visionary idea: help people brighten up their tables and their lives. 

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