The Little Tower That Could

My last post was about the railroad tracks being built across East Main Street back in 1899. While doing research for that post I kept coming across all kinds of interesting stories related to the area between First Street and the tracks at Pigeon Creek. In this post I'll discuss why this area was such... Continue Reading →

1909 Monongahela Panorama Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever heard of a Gigapan? It is a photograph comprised of sometimes hundreds of small snapshots, all stitched together by computer software to create one incredibly detailed high resolution image. When the image is uploaded to Gigapan.org you can view it and keep on zooming and zooming to see all kinds of interesting... Continue Reading →

Reminiscences by Maury Tosi

I just found a great website called Reminiscences by Maury Tosi. Maury grew up in Monongahela and graduated from Monongahela City high school in 1942. He later served in the military and became an engineer. He wrote a fascinating story about his life, much of it spent in Monongahela PA. Here is an excerpt about... Continue Reading →

Catsburg!

There is a very old section of Monongahela formerly known as Catsburg. Here is a map showing what this area looked like in 1902. I first became interested in Catsburg while reading the "Historical magazine of Monongahela's old homecoming week. Sept. 6-13, 1908". This publication isn't really a magazine like we think of today rather... Continue Reading →

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