Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Steelstacks, Bethlehem, PA
This area of Bethlehem was a big set of steel stacks where steel was produced. It is right on the river (Next to a newer Casino which we didn't visit) and has be re-vitalized as a park and an outdoor concert venue.
It was really really hot that day and the sun was brutal. But we persevered and learned all about what a horribly uncomfortable place it was to work, yet for some reason people still want to bring these jobs back to the US.
Opps not going to get into that here.
Read more about Bethlehem Steel on Wikipedia
It was created by glaciers repeated freezing and thawing leaving the boulders behind.
It is part of Hickory Run State Park which is pretty big and has a bunch of different hikes to be explored.
Amazingly on this hike I some how dropped a wad of cash on the way in. And although we saw 5 or 6 other groups of people hiking I somehow stumbled on the wad on the way out excited I found money... then realized I found my own money!