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Old Zinc Factory; Palmerton, PA

The old New Jersey Zinc Company factory in West Palmerton provided excellent paying jobs. From the early 1900's through the 70's the town was vibrant and prosperous. Merchants used to put items out on the sidewalks and lots of people shopped their wares.

 

The came Gulf & Western, a conglomerate that bought the mills and also the one in Tennessee and the decline began.

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Taken on February 17, 2008