Alpha Portland Cement Company quarry workers posing for a photograph in the pit near Martin's Creek, PA, circa 1940.
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Alpha Portland Cement Company, quarry workers pose for this photograph, in the pit near Martin's Creek.

Credit: Courtesy of the National Canal Museum

When the automobile began to change the way Americans lived and worked in the early twentieth century, demand for cement in the United States soared. As both the federal and state governments embraced massive road and bridge building projects, the cement industry in the Lehigh Valley continued to prosper.

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