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This is the grave of Charles Schwab. Born in 1862 in to German parents, Schwab grew up in the town of Loretto, Pennsylvania. He became a young protege of Andrew Carnegie in the steel industry, working as an engineer and rising very fast in the company. By 1887, he was general superintendent of the Homestead […]
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Well Shiver Me Timbers!

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On October 29, 2016
You mean that providing working-class people good paying jobs is a critical part of fighting poverty? And that industrial labor can make a huge difference in solving this problem? Amazing!!! Who knew! James Branch’s life seemed destined to follow a familiar arc in the streets that surround the Marlin Steel factory, where he bends metal […]
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On May 31, 1889, the South Fork dam, on the land of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club above the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, collapsed during a heavy rainstorm. Over 2200 people died in the one of the worst disaster in American history. The Johnstown Flood is not only a horrible disaster but deeply […]
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