Melting Pot – Washington Post

Most people don’t know about the little town of Shenandoah, PA.  This is a great article about this town which prides itself on being a melting pot while it’s been in the news for a heinous murder.

Melting Point
A Small Immigrant Town Simmers in the Wake Of a Brutal Murder
By David Montgomery
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 2, 2008; Page C01


Of all the stories this tough little coal town has to tell — stories of industrial might, bloody strikes, black lungs; stories of Friday night football, Saturday night drinking, Sunday morning praying; and now, the story of a sensational murder — its favorite tale unfolds on a Saturday every August.

I went to Shenandoah this weekend to see the anti-“illegal” immigrant rally and attend the Unity Festival there. Here the post I wrote about this trip.


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