Bitter Before Bitter Was Fashionable
McKEESPORT, Pa. -- This town was bitter before bitter was fashionable.
The Monongahela River Valley lost its steel mills in the '80s and, a quarter-century later, this sad town in the heart of the Mon Valley still hasn't recovered. Its downtown is a collage of crumbling buildings, and its once-proud landmark, the 102-year-old People's Union Bank Building, has signs in the window:
"Bank Repo Sale.
Priced to sell!"
-- Dana Milbank
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