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  •  Coatesville? (0+ / 0-)

    I was born there in 1948.   My mother was born there in 1925.   My maternal grandmother was born in Coatesville in 1905.  After my birth, we moved to the suburbs - Honey Brook.  (That's sarcasm, folks.)

    Since the Brandywine flows through town, perhaps you can tie it into the Rings.

    I am so glad I am no longer there.  It faced all the problems of a one-industry town, or, rather, a one-company town.

    I can remember in 1956 or 1957 tagging along with my grandfather as his employees plastered the walls of the new credit union building at Lukens.  I remember the old mansion that was City Hall.  (My grandfather was city assessor.)

    Coatesville was important in World War II because of Lukens, which made the steel plate that clad the exterior of so many naval ships.  Someone should figure out how to save it.

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