In this "Remembering Johnstown" campaign, we look at one of the biggest contributors to the industrial history of Johnstown. Steel-making in Johnstown began with the Cambria Iron Company's founding in 1852 along the banks of the Conemaugh River. The following is from wikipedia.org: "The company was acquired in 1923 by the Bethlehem Steel Company. The company's historic facilities, extending some 12 miles (19 km) along the Conemaugh and Little Conemaugh Rivers, are a National Historic Landmark District." Bethlehem Steel employed generations of my family, and it is because of them and countless others that "Bethlehem" is a powerful word in Johnstown. However, the industry fell on hard times, with the last Johnstown plant of Bethlehem Steel shuttered in 1992. My grandfather, like many others, remember the work they did in the Johnstown Plant for Bethlehem with pride.
Commemorate that pride and history with buying one of these Bethlehem Steel Johnstown Works designs! I use the original Bethlehem Steel logo, coupled with the lettering for the Johnstown Plant. It was designed using old photos of the 11-inch mill in the original Cambria Iron complex, with the classic Bethlehem White, Red, and Black logo.