This has always been my favorite MHS yearbook cover I think. What is your favorite? Keep double clicking each image to enlarge. Look for the * to see who hit the books. Click here to see what was happening in 1954. 69 years as of May of 2023, and finally congratulations to the class of... Continue Reading →
3000 people watch bicycle racing at the Monongahela race track in 1895
The following article is from our local newspaper's July 11, 1895 edition. I don't think people today have any idea that bicycling was such a big deal in our town around the turn of the 20th century. Now with the advent of e-bikes (making hilly terrain less of an issue) and the $25,000 PA WalkWorks... Continue Reading →
Nude Parties Along River
"Residents near the scenes of the mixed parties were aroused and authorities notified."
Background to WQED’s “A Season to Remember – The Baseball Boys of Mon City.” Monongahela Area’s 1952 Little League and 1954 Pony League teams.
WQED recently filmed a documentary about Monongahela's 1952 Little League World Series finalist team and the 1954 Pony League World Series winning team. The premier broadcast is tonight at 8:00pm on WQED. I believe it will be rebroadcast on Monday and it will be available online at some point. Here is some background information that... Continue Reading →
All The Construction On Main Street = Confidence In Our Town
If you live in Monongahela I’m sure you’ve noticed all the scaffolding and construction along Main Street in the last few weeks. Hundreds of thousands spent at the Fox’s Pizza building on the west end of town, hundreds of thousands (I’m guessing) spent by City Mission getting the old McCrory’s building (aka Finishing Touch) in... Continue Reading →
A Frigid Valentine From 1856
Reminiscent. Editor Daily Republican. - Forty years ago this winter was the longest and coldest winter season within the last half century. The river froze up in December and did not open until March; the ice was about two feet thick and teams could drive on it anywhere with perfect safety. There was good sleighing... Continue Reading →
To Good People Who Keep Our Town Walkable, Except…
Just wanted to give a shout-out to the folks who have diligently kept their sidewalks shoveled this year. I appreciate it because I've been walking more, not only for the health benefits but because it just feels great to get out of the house for some fresh air. Walking takes only a little more time... Continue Reading →