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STEEL: a Live Event with Speaker Dale Perelman

Iron & Steel Industries in Western PA The Lawrence County Historical Society will kickoff the new season with their first program of the fall on Wednesday, October 8th at 7pm, in the Greer-Clavelli Mansion, 408 N. Jefferson Street. Our speaker, Dale Perelman, will discuss his new book, “Steel.” The book …

Carnegie library in Atlanta Georgia

New Castle’s Carnegie Library?

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Between 1883 and 1929, 1679 libraries were built in the United States with Andrew Carnegie Library construction grants. In 1900, New Castle requested $75,000 to build a library. The trade unions here protested the proposed gift claiming their low-paid wages effectively were underwriting his …