Carrie Furnaces, Monongahela River

Carrie Furnaces, Monongahela River
The Carrie Furnaces, still standing along the Mon river. They are a relic of the Carnagie Steel era, and were the site of the standoff between the newly forming workers unions and the company, when the pinkerton security forces were called in to break up the strike by force. Latest news is that the furnaces will be preserved in some form for a heritage site and development, certainly a positive thing, the once massive Homestead mills that used to be across the river from the Carrie Furnaces are now the site of a home depot.