Mingo Junction

Mingo Junction

Larry Smith Guy Mason / Dec 08, 2019

Mingo Junction Mingo Junction a working class town in the upper Ohio River Valley has a rich mix of ethnicities and races with a history going back to the Mingo Indians including visits from George Washington in

  • Title: Mingo Junction
  • Author: Larry Smith Guy Mason
  • ISBN: 9780738583402
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mingo Junction, a working class town in the upper Ohio River Valley, has a rich mix of ethnicities and races with a history going back to the Mingo Indians, including visits from George Washington in the 1770s Early settlement came as the coal mining industry flourished, followed by iron and steel foundries and accompanying railroads and river barge traffic Mingo s chiefMingo Junction, a working class town in the upper Ohio River Valley, has a rich mix of ethnicities and races with a history going back to the Mingo Indians, including visits from George Washington in the 1770s Early settlement came as the coal mining industry flourished, followed by iron and steel foundries and accompanying railroads and river barge traffic Mingo s chief industry is its steel mill, first Carnegie Steel Mill, then Wheeling Pitt Steel Mill for over 100 years The town s deep character is etched in its work, social, cultural, and natural landscapes This is seen in its schools, churches, businesses and industry, daily life, active social organizations, and its famous figures Jake Strott and George Kakasic of the 1930s Pittsburgh Steelers Pirates Joe Fortunato of the Chicago Bears coach Woody Hayes Spud Hughes, inventor of menthol cigarettes and Bill Lil Squirt Albaugh, spokesperson for Squirt soda Renowned singing groups include The Antones, The Stereos, Buddy Sharp and the Shakers, The Mingo Men, and Bob Parissi of Wild Cherry Among major movies filmed in the town are Reckless, Hearts of Steel, and 1978 Academy Award winner The Deer Hunter.

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    About "Larry Smith Guy Mason"

      • Larry Smith Guy Mason

        Smith is the author of 8 books of poetry and 5 books of fiction as well as two literary biographies He is married to Ann Smith, a professor of nursing, with 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren He taught at BGSU Firelands College in Ohio for 35 years.


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    1. Well, this is a couple centuries put into the history and photos of a small industrial town along the Ohio River. Guy Mason and Larry Smith pulled it together as a hymn and rock tune to Mingo Junction, Ohio, where they both grew up. The book looks at the culture through the churches and schools, and stores, but more than any of the other Arcadia Images of America books, it focuses on the people. It tells a good story about a town which has survived, floods, disasters, strikes, industrial waste, [...]


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