Post-Industrial America

The Homestead Steel Mill was once the largest and most advanced in the world, powering the expansion of late 19th and early 20th century American industrial might.  Now there are just some small reminders here and there that it existed at all, just a few iron furnaces rotting out across the river from a sprawling shopping mall.  The 1892 victory over the unions was far more symbolic than Frick, Carnegie or the nation could have ever realized.

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a rotting special rail bridge built to carry train loads of molten iron

a rotting special rail bridge built to carry train loads of molten iron

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The remaining Carrie iron furnace

The remaining Carrie iron furnace

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on a Torpedo Car, this was a rail car that would hold 150,000 tons of molten iron

on a Torpedo Car, this was a rail car that would hold 150,000 tons of molten iron

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This was an iron furnace, built more than 100 years ago.

This was an iron furnace, built more than 100 years ago.

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The remaining Carrie iron furnaces

The remaining Carrie iron furnaces

a long vanished period in American history

a long vanished period in American history

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A coal and scrap barge, a scene from times past

A coal and scrap barge, a scene from times past

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Mon River, the shopping mall is the site of the old Homestead Steel Mill

Mon River, the shopping mall is the site of the old Homestead Steel Mill

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