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Donora Digital Collection: Outside the Mills

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Left:   Aerial view of the Blast Furnace and Wire Works in Donora, PA, 1940s.
Right: Aerial close-up of the Wire Works, Open Hearth, Blooming Mill, and the "horseshoe bend" on the Monongahela River, 1940s.

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Left:   A Department of Defense aerial photo of the Donora and Webster area, 1941.
Right: A 1950 Health Department bulletin showing nurse visits during the smog incident.

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Left:   An August V. Siren photo of the Monongahela River and the Wire Works plant, taken from Route 201 in Webster, PA.
Right: August V. Siren close-up of the Wire Works plant from Route 201 across the Monongahela River.

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Left:      Construction of Bessemer Converters, c1915.
Center: Construction in the Rod Yard.
Right:    Construction of the Bessemer Converter Shed.

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Left:   Bessemer Converter Shed during construction.
Right: Top of the Blast Furnace.

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Photo:  August V. Siren photo taken from 10th Street, showing houses, Zinc Works, and the Municipal Building.

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Photo:  Zinc Works behind houses, taken from Heslop Avenue near the Spanish Club, 1958.

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Left:   Postcard of the largest Zinc Works in the world.
Right: General view of the Open Hearth and Blooming Mill on the Monongahela River.

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Left:   Postcard of the Zinc Works mill, 1915.
Right: Postcard of the American Steel and Wire Company, a view from Heslop Avenue.

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Left:      August V. Siren photo showing Zinc Works, monorail for coke import, houses, and Webster in the background, 1920.
Center: Zinc Works and nearby homes.
Right:   Photo showing Zinc Works, monorail for coke import, houses, and Webster in the background.

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Photo:  Postcard of the Open Hearth

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Left:   Open Hearth photography.
Right: Looking toward the Zinc Works in Donora, PA from Webster, PA, 1948.

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Left:   Building of Zinc Wowkrs smoke stacks, 1915.
Right: Union Lumber Company, 1900.

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Left:   A photo of the Blast Furnaces of the American Steel and Wire Company.
Right: A "grand view" of the Blast Furnaces of the ASW Company behind a house and wagon.

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Left:   Open Hearth and Rod Yard.
Right: Early photo of a house in front of the Open Hearth.

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Left:   Wire Works building near railroad tracks.
Right: Mill buildings and monorail for coke importation.

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Left:   Wire Works from 3rd Street, 1943-1955.
Right: August V. Siren photo looking to Webster, PA from Heslop Avenue prior to the Zinc Works, c1913-1915.

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Left:     Office building, c1920.
Center: Mill building near railroad tracks, 1917.
Right:   Wire Works Fire Company and Chemical Company building, 1925.

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Left:   Stable.
Right: Brick office building on 5th Street.

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Left:   Worker in lift at a construction site near the Open Hearth.
Right: Crane workers on Zinc Works construction site, March 14, 1930.

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Left:     Worker on Blast Furnace.
Center: Construction in the Ore Yard near the Blast Furnace.
Right:   Bessemer Convertor Construction.

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Photo:  Two merged photos showing pre-demolition and post-demolition of the Zinc Works, taken from Heslop Avenue in Donora, PA.

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Left:     Zinc Works stack construction site.
Center: Photo of a wheelbarrow and a worker.
Right:   Workers at the Donora Wire Works, taken on July 18, 1925.

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Left:     Construction in the Rod Yard.
Center: Mill workers outside on construction site.
Right:   Man on the monorail working with a rope pulley.

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Left:   Close-up of a worker turning a gauge at the Blast Furnace.
Right: Man on ground next to a train.

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Left:   Power Plant.
Right: Donora Construction Company and its trucks.

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Left:   August V. Siren photograph of the Open Hearth and Blooming Mill from across the Monongahela River, on Route 201.
Right: Photograph of the Wire Works from across the Monogahela River, on Route 201.

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Left:   Newspaper clipping of the Webster Flour Mill, a Mon-Valley landmark.
Right: The Wire Mill, Bruce Dresbach photo, 1910-1915.  Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

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Left:   Firemen talk at a mill worker's meeting at the American Steel and Wire Company.
Right: Cold retorts and Spelter Furnace at the Zinc Works.

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Images:  Photos and images of the Wire Works Acid Plant from across the Monongahela River on Route 201.