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in Monessen Rising

In 1986 an abandoned steel plant along the Mon in the city of Monessen was used to film RoboCop, a dystopian movie set in a future Detroit in the midst of an economic collapse, illustrating the case perfectly. The coal town of Marianna, Pennsylvania, built by the Pittsburgh Buffalo Company in 1907, which was considered such a shining jewel of industry that it was visited by President Theodore Roosevelt upon its construction, was totally forgotten after the mine closed

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