August 3, 2023 | August 3, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On August 3rd of that year, Pennsylvania’s third-largest slaughterhouse, Gartner and Harf of Waterford, closed. The closure was due to a Pennsylvania state fixed cost for beef.
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