Gloversville glŭvˈərzvĭlˌ [key], city (2020 pop. 15,131), Fulton co., E central N.Y.; inc. as a village and named changed from Stump City 1853, inc. as a city 1890. Glove making, important from the late 19th cent., accounted for about 90% of all fine leather gloves made in the United States until the 1950s when the industry began its decline. The city has a noteworthy colonial church building, and is a gateway to Adirondack State Park to the north.

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