Duluth, U.S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town
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Morgan Park by Arnold R. Alanen
Book DescriptionFrom 1915 to 1971 the large U.S. Steel plant was a major part of Duluth s landscape and life. Just as important was Morgan Park an innovatively planned and close-knit community constructed for the plant s employees and their families. In this new book Arnold R. Alanen brings to life Morgan Park, the formerly company-controlled town that now stands as a city neighborhood, and the U.S. Steel plant for which it was built. Planned by renowned landscape architects, architects, and engineers, and provided with schools, churches, and recreational and medical services by U.S. Steel, Morgan Park is an iconic example like Lowell, Massachusetts, and Pullman, Illinois of a twentieth-century company town, as well as a window into northeastern Minnesota s industrial roots. Starting with the intense political debates that preceded U.S. Steel s decision to build a plant in Duluth, Morgan Park" follows the town and its residents through the boom years to the closing of the outmoded facility an event that foreshadowed industrial shutdowns elsewhere in the United States and up to today, as current residents work to preserve the community s historic character. Through compelling archival and contemporary photographs and vibrant stories of a community built of concrete and strong as steel, Alanen shows the impact both the plant and Morgan Park have had on life in Duluth. Arnold R. Alanen is professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin Madison. His previous books include Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale, Wisconsin" and Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America. ""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816641369
(254mm x 178mm x 28mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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