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While Scranton Lace's four lane bowling alley is somewhat small compared to commercial alleys, I thought it was one of the most expressive spots in the factory. Here you can see clear evidence of how immense and prosperous Scranton Lace once was - how else could they justify such a luxury? It also indicates that they were one of those rare and precious employers who care for the well-being of those they employ and use their profits to repay staff for their diligence. It saddens me not only that many people lost their jobs during Scranton Lace's decline, but also that a place with such an obvious commitment to their workers is no more.
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Scranton Lace Company, Scranton PA. 2008

If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the book "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences," which you can order signed copies of here. It's also available (unsigned) through Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Powells/Indiebound/Booksamillion.

You may also be interested in my new book, Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.

Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America.


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