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Donora, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
Cement City Marker image, Touch for more information
By Mike Wintermantel, July 24, 2011
Cement City Marker
Pennsylvania (Washington County), Donora — Cement City
Located four blocks to the west. Built 1916-1917 as housing for employees at American Steel and Wire's Donora plant. A community of 100 units in 80 Prairie-style buildings, noted for the innovative use of poured-in-place concrete construction. One . . . — Map (db m45008) HM
Pennsylvania (Washington County), Donora — Rabe Manor
Jacob Rabe came from Maryland in 1770 to Western Pennsylvania while this area was claimed by Virginia. In 1774 he received a Virginia Certificate for 412 acres. Boundary dispute between Virginia and Pennsylvania was settled in 1781, with the . . . — Map (db m69762) HM
Pennsylvania (Washington County), Donora — The 1948 Donora Smog
Major federal clean air laws became a legacy of this environmental disaster that focused national attention on air pollution. In late October of 1948, a heavy fog blanketed this valley, and as the days passed, the fog became a thick, acrid smog that . . . — Map (db m45007) HM

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