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Feb. 19, 1965: In Lackawanna, '1st Ward slum is vanishing'

In the shadow of Bethlehem Steel, surrounded by industry, pride in the owners of homes in Lackawanna’s First Ward — especially Bethlehem Park -- was fueling improvement 50 years ago.

"A quiet Steel City revolution — 1st Ward slum is vanishing"

"Its slums are being cleared, its businessmen are talking about improvements, and its churches and schools are being rebuilt."

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