INDUSTRY: Rebirth of the Ohio

Ever since the turn of the century, the Ohio River valley has been the slumbering giant of the U.S. industrial economy. As railroads and highways won away the transportation market from river barges, great stretches of the once-busy Ohio faded to a relative backwater, its banks lined with decaying Victorian towns, its countryside a forgotten land of rutted roads, one-room schoolhouses, gnarled and feuding farmers. But in the past few years, even the most remote valleys of the Ohio have been stirring with new life...

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