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  Monongahela River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Monongahela River is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States.
The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and the Tygart Valley River at Fairmont, West Virginia.
The river was the site of a famous airplane crash that has become the subject of numerous urban legends and conspiracy theories.
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 Monongahela River - West Virginia (WV)
The 128-mile Monongahela River starts at Fairmont, WV, and ends at Pittsburgh, PA where the river meets the Allegheny River, to form the Ohio River.
In the State of West Virginia, the Monongahela River traverses Marion and Monongalia Counties and flows for approximately 37 miles to the Pennsylvania - West Virginia border.
The source of the river's name, Monongahela, is said to originate from the name given to the river by a Native American tribe, that some sources name as the Delaware tribe, meaning "river with the sliding banks" or "high banks that break off and fall down".
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 Monongahela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name of a river in the United States of America: see Monongahela River
The Monongahela tribe of Native Americans who were the first human inhabitants of Western Pennsylvania, and whose name the aforementioned river and town bear.
Monongahela Railway or Monongahela Connecting Railroad - two different railroads that served western Pennsylvania.
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 Amazon.com: Books: The Monongahela: River of Dreams, River of Sweat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The illustrated story of a river that has served America well, as a point of embarkation for settlers moving westward in the eighteenth century, through its years as a boatbuilding center, up to its heavy use in support of the coal and steel industries in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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.
I was born on the Monongahela River, December 28, 1999
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 Monongahela River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
river formed by the confluence of the Tygart and West Fork rivers in Marion county, West Virginia, U.S. It flows 128 miles (206 km) in a northerly direction past Morgantown into Pennsylvania, past Brownsville and Charleroi, joining the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to become a major headwater of the Ohio River.
The river enters New York state where the Allegheny Reservoir is impounded at Allegany State Park; turning southwest, it continues for 120 miles (190 km), meandering to the southeast and again southwest and eventually joining the...
The Ohio is formed by the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers at Pittsburgh, Pa. The river travels 981 miles (1,579 kilometers).
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 Bell Anthology - Three Virginia Counties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Monongahela County To begin at the lower side of the mouth of the little Kanawha.
The center of the settled part of this county is at or near the west fork of the Monongahela - a rich well-settled country.
Every foot of Youghiogane County as above proposed is claimed by Pennsylvania, and as the Monongahela is the extent of their present claim, the Proceedings in the courts of the undisputed parts of Virginia, would not, should this division be adopted, be interrupted or party quarrels arise in them.
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 Navigation Improvements on the Mon River
This survey was authorized by a commonwealth act providing for the examination of the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers, particularly regarding the improvement of their navigability by the construction of locks and dams or canals.
In accordance with the survey of the Monongahela River and the recommendations of the Chief of Engineers, Congress approved the beginning of federal involvement with passage of the River and Harbor Act of June 10, 1872.
Activity During World War II In 1938, the Emsworth dams, near the headwaters of the Ohio River, were reconstructed to raise the upper pool by 7 feet, which extended into both the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers.
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 REPORT OF AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT Monongahela River B-25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
River Radio Beacon, 5 nautical miles east of Greater Pittsburgh Airport, was tuned in on Radio Compass at this time and the aircraft homed in on a heading of approximately 285 degrees.
The Monongahela river at this point varies from 500 to 1000 feet in width; the river depth varies from 25 to 35 feet.
The current was estimated to be approximately 8 to 10 knots; the recorded water temperature was 35 degrees F; the recorded air temperature was 27 degrees F; the recorded wind velocity was 8 to 10 knots, from the northwest.
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 Musician's new CD inspired by Monongahela River - PittsburghLIVE.com
"Monongahela Riverrun" is an instrumental album of original compositions that includes various genres, such as Native American tribal music, avant-garde classical, free jazz, psychedelic rock, and industrial cyberpunk, according to the composer.
"'Monongahela Riverrun' explores the complex nature of the history and geography of the Monongahela River with an auditory portrait," according to Clark.
The new album is dedicated to the late Ernest Gabler, a cousin, who Clark said was an authority on the Monongahela and who built models of locks and barges that are in a number of museums.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/trib/regional/s_286216.html   (557 words)

  
 American Metal Market: Monongahela River to be cleaned up - removal of 30 sunken barges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
PITTSBURGH - A 24-mile stretch of the Monongahela River about 50 miles south of here will be closed to traffic for more than a week as the Army Corps of Engineers lowers the river's water level to remove some 30 sunken barges, including one stuck in a dam.
Work crews will begin lowering the river's depth today in rural Fayette and Greene countries to dislodge a barge that became stuck in a gate of the Maxwell Lock and Dam in Luzerne Township, Pa. The job is expected to be completed by Jan. 19.
The Monongahela, which feeds into the Ohio River at Pittsburgh, is an important waterway for shipments of coal, coke and other raw materials to steel companies, processors and utilities in the region.
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 Mon234
Locks and Dams 2, 3 and 4 are the first three navigation projects on the Monongahela River upstream of Pittsburgh.
Lock and Dam 2 is located at Monongahela River mile 11.2, Lock and Dam 3 is located at mile 23.8, and Lock and Dam 4 is at mile 41.5.
This district includes 64 miles of the Monongahela River, including the reach where Lock and Dam 4 is located.
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 Monongahela River from Gist's Journals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1751 December 9.—River Monongahela, said to be from the Shawnee Mehmonauangehelak.
376.) The correctness of these definitions is doubtful, the banks of this river do not "fall in" or "break off" more than those of the Ohio, Allegheny, and many other streams, nor is it known that they ever did, and the Indians invariably gave accurate descriptive names.
It may be, however, that the banks at some point on the river "fell in" on some occasion, to commemorate which, the Indians applied the name.
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 Monongahela on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Monongahela River was the first river in the United States to be improved for navigation.
A trial in the Otter Creek Wilderness, east of Elkins, West Virginia, in the Monongahela National Forest.
The Otter Creek Wilderness consists of 20,000 acres east of Elkins, West Virginia, in the Monongahela National Forest.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/M/Monongah.asp   (563 words)

  
 Crumrine - Carroll Twp.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The township of Carroll, which until its organization in 1834 formed part of Fallowfield and Nottingham townships, is situated in a great bend of the Monongahela River, on the eastern border of the county.
Its boundaries are Union township and the Monongahela River on the north, the Monongahela River on the east, the same river and Fallowfield township on the south, and Fallowfield and Nottingham townships on the west.
The general surface of the township is undulating, and besides the Monongahela River it has as water-courses Pigeon Creek, which flows to the northward through the central part, and Mingo Creek on its western border.
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 The History of the Monongahela Coal Fields - 1900 to the Present
To help supply this vital ingredient, the Monongahela Railroad was chartered in 1900 with the purpose of moving the large amounts of coal to the steel mills located in the lower Monongahela and upper Ohio River Valleys.
From the Monongahela Railroad's incorporation in 1900, the line was equally owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the PandLE Railroad, both of which already had branches extending south along the Monongahela River to Brownsville, Pennsylvania, with the PandLE (fl) on the east bank and the PRR (hazel) on the west.
The original Monongahela Railway on the East Division was still intact on the River Branch (red) between Brownsville and Pricketts Creek Junction, with the RCandP Branch continuing south to Catawba Junction and Fairview.
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 Monongahela River Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Monongahela River runs north from the confluence of the West Fork and Tygart rivers at Fairmont, West Virginia.
The Mon joins the Allegheny River at Pittsburgh to form the Ohio River.
In 1837, after years of planning, the Monongahela Navigation Company, chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, began building a series of seven locks and dams from Pittsburgh towards the West Virginia state line.
www.lrp.usace.army.mil /nav/monback.htm   (388 words)

  
 Search Results for "Monongahela"
Monongahela, (mnon´ghe´l, -ha´l) (KEY), river, 128 mi (206 km) long, formed at Fairmont, N W.Va., by the junction of the West Fork and Tygart rivers.
9,656), Allegheny co., SW Pa., an industrial suburb of Pittsburgh, on the Monongahela River; settled 1770, inc. 1903.
8,525), Allegheny co., SW Pa., on the Monongahela River, opposite McKeesport, in a coal region; settled 1789,...
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 Braddock's defeat Battle of Monongahela river
Place: The Monongahela River at the forks with the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers near modern Pittsburgh (Fort Pitt).
The route adopted required the army to ford the Monongahela, march along the east bank for 2 miles and then ford back for the final 7 mile approach to the French fort.
There was considerable carnage in the river but the Indians did not continue the pursuit beyond the river.
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 Ashland Oil Tank Rupture 1988   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A small, uncemented cinder block shed about 120 feet distant had its walls literally swept away, in an image reminiscent of thirty year-old newsreel footage demonstrating the effects of atomic blasts on frame structures, leaving its roof lying neatly on the slab floor.
As the Monongahela flows north and then west towards Pittsburgh, it provides drinking water for a number of municipal water suppliers of varying size.
The known acute effects of the introduction of the diesel fuel into the riverine environment already include the death of at least 11,000 fish and 2,000 birds, and the contamination of dozens of miles of shoreline.
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 Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA - PRR Port Perry Bridge
The Port Perry Branch connected the Pennsylvania Railroad at Brinton (Bessemer Junction) on Turtle Creek to the Pittsburgh, Virginia & Charleston Railway (later PRR Monongahela Division) on the left descending bank of the Monongahela River.
Now an unpopulated bend on the Monongahela River, Port Perry is an important junction in the Pittsburgh rail network, being the crossroads of four railroads.
Formed in 1867, the PV&C was built along the west bank of the Monongahela River, from the southside of Pittsburgh to the coal fields of the mid-Monongahela Valley, ending at West Brownsville, PA. From the beginning, the PV&C was an important coal road, carrying coal and coke from mine to mill site.
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 Halcyon Days: Launch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
El quickly decided that the Monongahela River should have equal treatment from Halcyon as the Allegheny.
In the language of the indigenous people, Monongahela is thought to mean 'river of falling banks', and it is well named.
With the advent of steamboats, it became evident that the navigation channel of the Monongahela would have to be improved.
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 Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA - Mon City Bridge 1910   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The available history was unclear regarding the bridges that have crossed the Monongahela River in this area.
In the background of the 1910 photo, the 1884 replacement truss structure is shown upstream in the distance.
On the right descending bank of the Monongahela River, the concrete abutment and bearing plates of this bridge may be found at the base of Riverhill Rd at Bunola River Rd. A few commercial buildings cluster around the former street which connected to the bridge.
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 Cleaner Monongahela River might have a dirty problem seeping in   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 42-inch muskie John Douglas landed on the Monongahela River this past November still makes his heart pound when he remembers how it jumped, how it tail-danced on the water.
He fishes off the bank of the Monongahela River four days a week at several points, including Pigeon Creek and 10 Mile, which are favorites for smallmouth and crappie.
There's the mooneye, which is listed as state-endangered, the river carp sucker and the high fin carp sucker, thought to have been gone from the region but documented last fall.
www.post-gazette.com /sports/outdoors/20030216mon0216p2.asp   (1035 words)

  
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And the best of the rye was Monongahela Rye, manufactured along the banks of the Monongahela River.
In the late 1700s and early 1800s, the hills and meadows along the Monongahela River were lush with planted rye.
On December 11, 1882, a cold, cold, day when the river was frozen solid, an explosion rocked the distillery and the ensuing fire destroyed warehouse number one, the distillery, and the malt houses.
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 Search Results for Monongahela - Encyclopædia Britannica
river formed by the confluence of the Tygart and West Fork rivers in Marion county, West Virginia, U.S. It flows 128 miles (206 km) in a northerly direction past Morgantown into Pennsylvania, past...
county, southwestern Pennsylvania, U.S., bordered by West Virginia to the west, Enlow Fork and Tenmile Creek to the south, and the Monongahela River to the east.
river rising in the hilly plateau region of Potter county, Pennsylvania, U.S., and flowing generally northward for about 80 miles (130 km).
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The United States of America
On the east the boundary is formed by the St. Croix River and an arbitrary line to the St. John, and on the north by the Aroostook Highlands, the 45th parallel of N. lat., the St. Lawrence, and the Great Lakes.
West of Lake Superior, the Rainy River, Rainy Lake, and the Lake of the Woods form the boundary; thence to Puget Sound the 49th parallel.
That river separates the United States from the Republic of Mexico until at the city of El Paso it turns northward; from that point to the Colorado River an arbitrary line marks the boundary of the two republics.
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