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Beaver Falls

Beaver Falls, city (1990 pop. 10,687), Beaver co., W Pa., on falls of the Beaver River near its junction with the Ohio; settled c.1793, inc. 1868. The city, long a steel center known for its cold-drawn steel, also produces ceramic products; education and health care are also important sources of employment. Beaver Falls was founded on a Native American trail that later became a pioneer road. Geneva College is there.

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