#507: The Foreknowledge of U.S. Steel

July 24th, 2015 § permalink

In 1992, U.S. Steel’s South Works mill closed, putting thousands out of work and pushing South Chicago’s economic downturn into freefall.

The old man wandering through memories in a park district fieldhouse had known it was coming for 20 years.

“In 1992 it went down. RIP. Rest in… place? But really ’72 is when it started to go down,” he said. “We were probably the first guys to know that the mills were starting to go down in ’72.” » Read the rest of this entry «

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