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Donora Smog Event

Do You Know Any of These Donora Smog Victims?

Four people are sometimes listed as having perished in smog, but for many reasons finding definitive information on them has proven...

Donora History, Donora Smog Event

Saving Donorans on a Deadly Night

He strapped on the oxygen tank he kept at home, the green one, labeled TO BE FILLED WITH COMPRESSED OXYGEN ONLY, and walked out the back...

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Who Died in Donora’s Deadly Smog?

It seems that not everyone received a death certificate in 1948, or, if they did, it was lost or never archived. Marriage applications,...

Donora History

The 5th Street Stairs: A Sweet Story

On 5th Street now, between Prospect and Murray Avenues, there is a street-wide swath of grass with a set of stairs on either side. The...