Thursday, August 14, 2008
TOUR DE RUSTBELT
The whole S family is about to embark on the 2008 Tour de Rustbelt, following the path of American industrialization from its origins in Philadelphia across the Appalachians, through the Cleveburgh steel zone, past the band of industrial satellites of the upper Midwest, and then to South Bend, Gary, and, hooray!, Chicago. Then up north to the extraordinary dune-lined west coast of Michigan, before landing in the ultimate destination, the Blue Collar Riviera of Lake Huron, where generations of auto workers built little summer cottages and hunting cabins. I'm hoping to blog from the road, but internet service in the boondocks can be a little hard to come by. Mom and Dad don't even have a computer. So loyal readers, be patient and stay tuned.
Thanks to Coal Camp USA for this map. My Rustbelt boundaries are a little different, but this one is pretty good.