Category Archives: The Steel Mills

Duquesne – FIT FOR A KING!!

DUQUESNE – FIT FOR A KING!  We have all come to realize that our beloved hometown, Duquesne, has fallen into a serious state of disorder and ruin. The Duquesne that existed when we were being raised in the city is … Continue reading

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Voices from Duquesne – August 27, 2013

Hi Jim, Thank you sooo much for your blog “Duquesne Hunky”.  Have really been enjoying reading the archives and reminiscing. As I said in my post on the blog today, we lived on Orchard Court off of Center St until … Continue reading

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30 Sights, Sounds and Smells of a Duquesne Summer

It has been unmercifully hot the past few nights here in Ocean Pines. I cannot remember the last time we were able to sleep with our windows open at night. We’ve become so dependent on air conditioning, I often wonder … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Duquesne

    It appears that Spring 2013 has officially arrived. I’ve been busy clipping, racking, mulching and planting around my house, hoping to make it as neat and attractive as possible. Although the methods have changed in the last 99 years, … Continue reading

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Dusk in Duquesne

Judy and I traveled up to visit our kids in eastern PA last week. As we were traveling north on DE-1 through Delaware and crossed the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Bridge, I was hit with a rush of nostalgia as … Continue reading

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Duquesne’s Nightlight and Lullaby

I came across an archive of photographs online a few days ago that I had to share with you.The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. maintains an archive of photographs that contain over 14 million items. Part of those photographs … Continue reading

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One of Duquesne’s Icons – A Cultural Playground

“The loss of valued places diminishes us all, and the most unnecessary losses, the most indefensible, result from ignorance.” English Heritage 2002. I recently had the opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds in Duquesne. I have been fortunate to … Continue reading

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This Hunky’s Christmas Wish

Well, it’s two days before Christmas and my wife and I are about to head west to spend Christmas with our youngest daughter. I was about to write about a particular Christmas Eve in Duquesne that I will never forget. In formulating what I was going … Continue reading

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“HUNKY” Is Not A Four Letter Word

Let me get one thing straight. I am an authentic Duquesne Hunky. I use the term “hunky” in the most endearing and loving way possible. I am a hunky, my entire family were hunkies, I grew up in a world … Continue reading

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