100 Years Ago Today: Cincinnati Mine Disaster – Day 2

The following article is from the April 24, 1913 edition of The Daily Republican. The lead story was about the huge explosion at the Cincinnati Mine in Courtney PA, just 2 miles from Monongahela. I didn't have time to transcribe this article but the image should be pretty easy to read:


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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