The Duquesne Steel Works, circa 1930.
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Duquesne Steel Works

Credit: Courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Archives

In the early 1900s, the sprawling Duquesne Steel Works was one of United States Steel's major plants. By 1934, less than a quarter of its open hearths were in operation and 29 percent of Duquesne's steelworkers were unemployed.

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