Randy Fox: PHOTOS: The Rust Belt's Rustic Bars
Huffington Post - over 4 years
They were lined up in a row across the street from the Pullman Standard railroad car plant in Butler, PA - a small mill town north of Pittsburgh; they crowded the main drag outside of the Steel Mill entrance in Clairton, PA; and they covered the hills and streets outside of LTV Steel in Youngstown, Ohio, as well as hundreds of other towns from Buffalo to Weirton to Detroit.
Micheal's Lounge - Detroit, Michigan
With stuffed elk heads staring down from the walls, along with old beer signs wearing years of dust, yellowing pictures of individuals, such as Terry Bradshaw, Ray 'Boom Boom" Mancini, Roberto Clemente, Mean Joe Green, and Willie Stargell hung in the area around the register. Bleary-eyed men stood half-cocked against the jukebox, beer in hand, lost in the familiar hits of their youth and the only slightly more current songs that would harken back to those simpler times. The most semi-recent hit may be John Cougar's (this is pre-Mellencamp) "Jack and Diane," wh
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