|South Lorain's green pastures suited Johnstown steelmen just fine in 1894.|
Ten months later, there'd be a steel mill here. (Photo and caption from STEEL TOWN STORY)
Last week I posted a history of the early days of the steel mill, and the article made reference to how that area along the river in South Lorain used to be forests and farmland.
There's a few used copies for sale right now on Amazon. Of course the Lorain Public Library has a few copies upstairs in the local history area.
There's a lot of other great photos as well, including this one of the Pearl Avenue gate under construction.
|Rising like a stockade in a pioneer wilderness, the Pearl Avenue gate and gatehouse take shape in July 1894.|
(Photo and caption from the book STEEL TOWN STORY.)