“Oh, like the Billy Joel song!” I have heard these words a thousand times. Everyone from Allentown has. Allentown, Pennsylvania and Bethlehem–its companion city–are steel towns. They are towns responsible for the backbone of the United States. In the era when the words “steel town” evoked images of economic boom and not a bleak Bruce Springsteen song, Allentown was one of the wealthiest cities in the country. But as the industrial revolution faded, so did the glory of the towns it built. The mansions of Bethlehem Steel executives were subdivided into tiny apartments and the mills that lined the Lehigh River in Bethlehem ground to a halt. They now sit like faded monuments to prosperity. The former Bethlehem Steel building is now a nouveau Sands casino where you can see Alice in Chains of Chris Gethard.