Bob Boone


Hack

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Publisher:
Follettt Publishing Company / Highland Press (1978)

Featured Excerpt:
Chapter 1, Ellwood City 1900 – 1910
"People used to walk eight blocks out of their way to see that little bastard hit a baseball."

In 1898 Robert Wilson, a young man in his twenties, drifted into Ellwood City. This northwestern Pennsylvania Town, named after the inventor of barbed wire, was then only ten years old. Like the nearby communities of Aliquippa, Wampum, Koppel, New Castle and Beaver Falls, it owed its existence to the steel industry.

Wilson went to work as a heater for Steel Car Forge, a mill that produced grab irons for ladders. A heater was in charge of the crew that melted incoming ore. The job required stamina and leadership, plus the ability to withstand extreme heat and extreme cold. And it paid well. ... Read more





 

 

 

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