My Childhood Home Town: Aliquippa, PA
It seems impossible to separate Pete Maravich’s life from that of his father, Press. Tell us about Press’s life and his relationship to his son. Press grew up in Aliquippa, Pa., next to the Jones & Laughlin steel mill.
An Interview With Pistol Pete Maravich Biographer Mark Kriegel
General offices Town name of Woodlawn dates this photo to before the merger of Aliquippa and Woodlawn or before 1928. This building was used at Aliquippa Park. It was moved to its new location and a first floor was added under the original building. In the photo right above this one, you can see this building at the left center. The building was torn down in the late 1990's.
The huge J steel mill in Aliqiuppa, PA was still standing when this photo was taken of part of it in 1989. Now this is all gone except for the residences. And the population of Aliquippa has fallen from 27,000 to approximately 12,000. (Photo courtesy of Dorsett Studios)
Coal being barged up the Mon past the Carrie Furnaces, perhaps going to the Clairton Works. To paraphrase the Boss, "My sweet Carrie I'm sinkin' down, here darlin' in Pittsburgh - when I die I don't want part of Heaven; I would not do Heaven's work well. I pray the Devil comes and takes me to work at the Eliza furnace of J" A regular scene as I was growing up.