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Nestled along a horseshoe curve of the Monongahela River in the Mid-Monongahela Valley of southwestern Pennsylvania, Monessen was settled in the mid-1800s, though it was not formally established and named until 1898, then chartered as a city in 1923. Throughout the 20th century, Monessen was known mainly for its industry, especially steel and wire. The city served as a site for Pittsburgh Steel until the decline of the steel industry. That has not stopped the caring and determined residents of Monessen from trying to recapture the vibrant culture of the city. This book reflects on the history of the city through the second half of the 20th century, showcasing how current residents have led Monessen into the 21st century.
ISBN: 9781467122962
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 159
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
A lifelong resident and lover of local history, Matthew T. Shorraw is a past volunteer of the Monessen Historical Society, as well as the founder of the Raise Your Voice Campaign, based in Monessen. Currently, he attends California University of Pennsylvania, where he studies commercial music technology. Images for this book come from donations of the Monessen Historical Society, as well as private collections.
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