North Braddock, Pennsylvania: Joe Magarac - Steel Bending Worker

Tall tale hero of steelworkers since the 1930s, Joe was believed to have been born in an ore mountain, his body composed of steel. At the old US Steel works, a large statue depicts the brawny folk hero bending a steel beam, his shirt open to show his US Steel medallion.

Edgar Thomson Plant

Braddock Ave., North Braddock, PA
Edgar Thomson Plant, east of 13th St., No. 2 Gate on south side of Braddock Ave.
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Steelbending Man. Joe Magarac - Steel Bending Man

At the Edgar Thomson Works is a statue of Joe Magarac, a folk tale steelworker who could bend steel with his bare hands. The plant is on the site of a 1755 French and Indian War battle, as well as a Whiskey Rebellion battle.

[Paul, 07/25/2012]

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