consisting mainly of Greene
, and Washington
counties .. important cities: Uniontown
a rather backwoods-esque (ie the boonies) region .. must have some sort Bermuda Triangle type phenoma associated with it for it seems to be very hard for people to leave this area .. and enter the real world.
back in the day SW PA was an important bituminous coal mining center for the Pittsburgh steel producing industry .. there are hardly any mines left nowadays .. most have shut down .. the reason why SW PA has a bad economy, high unemployment, high number of welfare recipients, etc. can be attributed to this fact.