Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America

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Pittsburgh's Steel Valley along the Monongahela River made the steel which built America and fueled the Arsenal of Democracy for two World Wars. You will learn how the Steel Valley evolved from being the Gateway to the West to being the Silicon Valley of the East.

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Multi-millionaire industrialist George Mesta's wife Pearl held court here before she moved to the Nations' Capital and became "The Hostess with the Mostess".

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Homestead

As the location of the largest steel mill on the planet, this town played an essential role in the story of not just America but the entire industrial world. Presidents, Royalty, and even Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made to pilgrimage to the "Steel Capital of the World".

Duration: 30 minutes

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Buried in the midst of this mixed-use development on the site of the old Homestead Works of Carnegie Steel, you will find the 12,000 ton press. This monster machine pounded steel ingots into armor plate for battleships of the United States Navy including the USS MIssouri.

Duration: 10 minutes
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