November 30, 2004

J. Henry

John Henry! I like this brand of folklore. The legend of John Henery I think is especially prevelent to this area because of the mining towns and the steel mills in Pittsburgh. I live out by Mammoth Park, so even though I take it for granted, I see old coke ovens everyday. Even when I visit Pittsburgh I forget how important Pittsburgh was to the steal industry. The small town of Mt. Pleasant used to be call "Hell Town" back in the 20's and 30's because it was so black and dirty from soot and coal that it was like hell. (Can't remember where I read that) Anyway, like Linda mentions in her blog about John Henery, technology is rapidly replacing humans. We can still be proud of our advancements in technology, but we should appreciate the hard work that we came from, because it is all around us. Next time your in Pittsburg have a cold Iron (or IC light) and appreciate the hard workers that got us where we are today!

Posted by JessicaZelenak at November 30, 2004 02:51 PM
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