Claridge, PA in the 1930s

Claridge, PA in the 1930s

My mom grew up on this street. It’s in the tiny town of Claridge, in Pennsylvania's Westmoreland County, about 30 miles from Pittsburgh. Claridge was one of many coal mining communities in Western Pennslyvania. Company houses, a company store, and miners, many of them immigrants from Eastern Europe. My grandparents settled in Claridge shortly after arriving in the United States from their homeland of Slovakia, which they fled just…

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