Due East

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    "A series examing how history and 'forward progress' can conspire to alter the future socio-economic realities of generations of people"
     

    I've always been fascinated by the little known fact that the economically deprived neighborhood of Newberry Pennsylvania, once its own municipality, was almost the original county seat of Lycoming County. Due to some sabotage from neighboring Williamsport Newberry would be denied that coveted position and all of the economic benefit afforded such a designation. Williamsport would eventually annex Newberry but it's economy would never equal Williamsport's. As the shale business pushes development in the county eastward I wonder if Williamsport will eventually see its fates not that different from Newberry's. This ongoing body of work examines this narrative.