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Back in 1917, Lynch became the world’s largest coal community.

Back in Lynch became the world’s largest coal community.

KY, Lynch - pictured around 1940, reached its height in the 30s and 40s. As coal declined and automation was introduced, many miners lost their jobs and Lynch started to shrink as they went elsewhere for work.

KY, Lynch - pictured around reached its height in the and As coal declined and automation was introduced, many miners lost their jobs and Lynch started to shrink as they went elsewhere for work.

In 1875, Andrew Carnegie opened his first steel plant, the Edgar Thomson Works, in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Carnegie named his flagship steel mill after Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) president Edgar Thomson, his former mentor. Always looking for an advantage, Carnegie located the mill between the PRR and B&O main lines so that the two railroads would reduce their rates to win his business.

Today in Allegheny County History - On October a massive explosion at the Edgar Thomson Works' C Furnace rocks Braddock.

Homestead Steel Works, foundry ladle prepares to pour molten iron into ingot molds (circa 1893) (Carnegie Museum of Art)

Homestead Steel Works, foundry ladle prepares to pour molten iron into ingot molds (circa (Carnegie Museum of Art)

Pittsburgh Homestead Works of Carnegie Steel Photo | eBay

Pittsburgh Homestead Works of Carnegie Steel Photo

Carnegie Steel, Pittsburgh. http://pinterest.com/hamptoninnmonro/ #hamptoninnmonroeville http://www.facebook.com/#!/HamptonInnMonroeville #pittsburghhotel

Homestead Steel Works, foundry ladle prepares to pour molten iron into ingot molds (circa (Carnegie Museum of Art)

Steam Engine Carnegie Steel Youngstown Ohio

My novel "Hometown News" was originally going to be called "Rust Belt." It takes place in a small industrial city with scenes like this.

Carnegie Steel Co. Youngstown Ohio

Carnegie Steel Co. Youngstown Ohio-Gramps, William R. Rosser,my great-grandfather worked here over 50 years and came out of retirement to work here during WWII

Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919, (U.S.) Scottish-born industrialist, philanthropist, founded Carnegie Steel Co.

Andrew Carnegie net worth: Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late century.