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From: (Pat Cornacchione)
Subject: [ALL] Re: PAALLEGH-D Digest V01 #290
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 08:28:59 -0400
I recall stumbling into red dog many times at my aunt's house in St. Clairsville, Belmont County, OH. I was told it
was a byproduct of the coal industry, which was the main industry in that area. There were no steel mills close by.
Pat in Cleveland
> Subject: [ALL] Red Dog
> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 21:39:04 -0400
> From: "Helen L. Owens" <>
> This question is not strictly genealogy, but it is somewhat historical
> since the substance seems to have disappeared.
> Someone mentioned Red Dog as a town and reminded me of something else.
> I wonder if anyone can tell me the answer. Most alleys when I was a
> child in the South Hills of Pgh were covered with something called Red
> Dog. They even used it on actual roads and called them REd Dog Roads
> The red dog was gravel like and was multicolored red, white and orange.
> Every few years the local boro would come buy and throw more red dog out
> on the alleys somewhat in the same manner they lay gravel today.
> MY QUESTION IS WHAT WAS RED DOG and where did it come from. I
> have the idea in my head that it was a by product of the steel industry,
> but do not know where I got this information. Anyone know the answer?
> HELEN L>
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