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|Pittsburgh from the North Side 2007 BK photo|
|Hummelstown PA Public Library in 1950s, where Newt|
Gingrich once lived in his youth
|unemployed miners and others at the United, PA post office|
in 1935, the company town where my father grew up. The local
mines were closed, and they were waiting to see if their
families were selected for the new town the New Deal
was building as an experiment, eventually called Norvelt.
As Norvelt was being built, my father was at a CCC camp.
|Riva del Garda today, where the|
main business is tourism
|Allegheny River, Pittsburgh 2007. BK photo|
|Cathedral of Learning, built by WPA|
at U. of Pittsburgh, where Rick
Santorum got his MBA
|This Pgh Post-Gazette photo of Pittsburgh's South Side|
includes a building where I lived for a year in the late 1980s.
I lived a few more years in Squirrel Hill/Greenfield--both
pretty close to Santorum's congressional district.