I'm still working on the Conestoga series that I promised in the last post so look forward to more on that soon. I appreciate comments that readers make on my posts so it was great to hear from Bill Perry a few weeks ago regarding an old post about the Harris Workingman's store from 11... Continue Reading →
Lost Monongahela is springing back to life! Longtime followers of this blog know that it goes dormant from time however dormancy doesn't mean that it’s dead (at least as long as I'm is alive)! I may have mentioned before that I work in construction so I tend to write more in colder months when the... Continue Reading →
A professor at the University of Pittsburgh posted a link to his Twitter feed Thursday that caught me by surprise. It's a positive story about the Mid Mon Valley by Laurent Belsie of the Christian Science Monitor. The article mainly focuses on Charleroi but also mentioned are Donora, the City of Monongahela and Washington County.... Continue Reading →
Many people in town have been concerned about the deterioration of the former American Legion Frank Downer Post building at 248 West Main Street. The first three photos below were taken in 2015 showing a huge gash in the roof resulting in water flooding the interior of the building every time it rained. Thankfully the... Continue Reading →
I was looking back in the archives and realized that February 10th, 2016 will be Lost Monongahela's 8th birthday! It all began with this post about the D.E. Gamble grain elevator on 7th street. Back then online information about Monongahela history was sparse. The best resource I had at the time was the Historical Magazine Of... Continue Reading →
I just heard Seth Godin say this on a podcast today regarding writer's block: Write; write poorly; continue writing poorly; write poorly until it's not bad anymore. So expect to read more poorly written posts here on Lost Monongahela in the next few days!
Several folks asked how can view the story WPXI produced about the Ravioli sale sponsored by the Monongahela Main Street Program and Bethel AME church. Proceeds will pay for a historical marker to honor African American soldiers from Monongahela who fought for the United States in the civil war. What makes story unique is that... Continue Reading →