Episode 07: Clairton, Hometown Pride Still Alive in a Declining Steel Town

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     Kids walk down Miller Avenue passed shuttered businesses in downtown Clairton, Pennsylvania. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    Kids walk down Miller Avenue passed shuttered businesses in downtown Clairton, Pennsylvania. (Jessica Kourkounis/For Keystone Crossroads)

    On this episode of Grapple, you’ll hear reflections from a steel town in the Pittsburgh region.  Back in the 1950s, the city of Clairton was booming with about 20,000 residents. But today there are far fewer people living there and fewer job opportunities than before.  You’ll hear from someone who used to work at the mill and also from someone who had to leave Clairton to find work elsewhere. Lastly, you’ll hear about the first settler of Clairton and how the family he was part of was woven into Clairton’s history.  Check out the photo essay: http://bit.ly/2diQben

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