Originally Posted by Mambo Dave
I was just going to post that there were many examples of these types of boom towns in western PA... but then I saw that you're living up around Pymatuning (my favorite lake, and I envy you for being able to live up there considering how few good jobs there are), so I guess you know that already.
People often think of deserted boom towns being out west, but PA has had its share of them.
That's for sure, and it's still happening...
Pithole went from nothing to a town of over 10,000 back to nothing in a little over a year, pretty amazing when you think about it. The same thing is happening to most of the towns and cities that was built around the oil industry, it's just taken a little longer.