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The Monongahela : river of dreams, river of sweat

Author: Arthur Parker
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Monongahela River in western Pennsylvania, one of three rivers that meet at the Golden Triangle in Pittsburgh, has a rich history associated with the westward expansion of the nation during the colonial era and with the development of America as an industrial power beginning in the nineteenth century." "All this fascinating history is told here as the author rides in towboats along the Monongahela to experience  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Arthur Parker; Arthur Parker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Parker
ISBN: 0271018755 9780271018751
OCLC Number: 40954026
Notes: "A Keystone book."
Description: xiii, 202 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Why the Monongahela? --
Early History of the Mon Country --
The Mon Is Boats --
The Mon Is the People on the Boats --
The Scenic River --
A Day on the MV Rozance --
Pushing into Pennsylvania --
The Coal River --
The Recreation River --
Migration Started at Brownsville --
Some Upper Valley Towns --
Sad Tales of High Waters --
Into the Middle Mon --
Mon City --
Sea Ships and Steamships --
A Visit with a Lockmaster --
The Rust Belt --
Iron and Steel Come to the Valley --
Steel Valley --
On to The Point --
What's Happening Now --
Looking to the Future.
Responsibility: Arthur Parker.

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The illustrated story of a river that has served America well, as a point of embarkation for settlers moving westward in the 18th century, through its years as a boatbuilding centre, up to its heavy  Read more...

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