A Real Menace To Public Health
December 18, 2017 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Corruption! Big city politics! Democrats! Republicans! Developers! And pork! Wait - not that kind of pork - these are the Philadelphia Pig Wars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

More on Stonehouse Lane and The Neck, now home to oil refineries and sports parks.
posted by carter (3 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Conscientious Health Officer Colonel Moses Veale

This stuff writes itself!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:36 AM on December 18, 2017

Oooh, extremely relevant to my interests, thanks!

"One resident, a longshoreman, said “we always chased away those pests who tried to disposes us. But what can you do against a bulldozer?”"
posted by MonkeyToes at 10:04 AM on December 18, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thanks for posting this. I especially love the link at the end that explains why the Oregon diner is such an odd shape.
posted by overhauser at 11:34 AM on December 18, 2017

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