Open hearth stacks are all that remain of U.S. Steel’s Homestead Works on the Monongahela River. Photo by Pete Marovich/American Reportage

Pennsylvania's Former Steel Towns Still Have Tales to Tell

The Carrie Furnaces were built in 1881 as part of the Homestead Steel Works. Photo by Pete Marovich/American Reportage
Plan 12 is one of Aliquippa’s most crime-ridden areas, where the police enforce a no-loitering ordinance. Photo by Pete Marovich/American Reportage
Pete Marovich Sr., 93, holds his father’s Jones and Laughlin Steel Co. ID card and badge. Photo by Pete Marovich/American Reportage
Shawn Murphy cuts hair at Bert’s Barber Shop in Aliquippa. Photo by Pete Marovich/American Reportage