Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Steelers Road Nation: After the Gold Rush

Jim Wexell discovers Steelers Nation in remote corners of the Interior West:

This was supposed to be a bit of a week off, but I keep finding gems. In search of Kimo von Oelhoffen in Richland, Washington, I instead found Ray Mansfield's family in Kennewick. It turned out for the better. In fact, the gigantic painting of the ol' Ranger on the side of a big sports bar makes Kennewick an official Steelers town. So is Wallace, Idaho. I walked into the 1313 Grill off the interstate and heard the buxom barmaid bragging about the Steelers to a couple of guys sitting at the bar. All I can say is that she'll make for some pleasant viewing on the DVD.

Now that Mr. Wexell is in tune with the Pittsburgh Diaspora, he is likely to find Steelers fans wherever he looks.

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