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Freedom Factory: 1941

Freedom Factory: 1941

January 1941. "Freedom oil refinery. Freedom, Pennsylvania." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Four oil tanks

are all that remain.

Thanks to Google Maps you can see that Freedom is nowadays dominated by a very large Norfolk Southern railroad yard and the four tanks mentioned above are just north of the Monaca - East Rochester bridge. Looking south from the same bridge onto abandoned roads and overgrown property, where Railroad Street becomes Freedom Road, is where I guess this refinery was located.

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