Travel with a Beveridge: A library shines in the ghetto

in Monessen Rising

in Monessen, PA. The city in Beaver County, today, is among the bleakest of the old steel towns in America's Rust Belt that began to crumble from the collapse of the industry in the 1980s. … Little did they know that an environmental disaster combined with difficult labor relations would cause this complex to become the first of its kind to permanently shut down decades later in the fall of America's Industrial Revolution. The short stories about the rise and decline of … Read this article:

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