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Star City in Monongalia County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Star City Mosaic

 
 
Star City Mosaic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 14, 2022
1. Star City Mosaic Marker
Inscription.  
Mosaic Depicting the Highlights of Star City's Riverfront History

Glass Factories -
Gentile Glass is primarily known for manufacturing paperweights. The business was owned and operated by John and Gertrude Gentile from 1947 to 2006. Davis-Lynch Glass began its operations in 1943 and remains in business today specializing in lamp shades, globes, and cylinders. Other early glass companies include The Star Glass Company and the "Polish" Factory.

Railroad - Trains operated on the CSX railroad tracks through Star City. The trains transported coal, coke, glass, sand, and limestone as well as carrying passengers and mail. CSX sold the property in 1996 and this one-time railroad corridor is now managed by the Monongahela River Trails Conservancy where the Rail Trail follows the CSX rail line.

River Barge - The river barges have traveled the Monongahela for many years and are still traveling up and down the river today transporting coal.

Star City's "Blue Bridge" - This bridge was built in 1950 and later demolished in 2002 to be replaced by the new Edith Barill
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Bridge.

Ferry Crossing - Used prior to the construction of Star City's Blue Bridge from the early 1800's until 1951. This Ferry was used to cross the Monongahela to Jimtown and was a major source of transportation to get to and from work at the coal mines.


 
Erected 2015 by Town of Star City, the River Town Group and Debora Palmer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicBridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1947.
 
Location. 39° 39.558′ N, 79° 59.488′ W. Marker is in Star City, West Virginia, in Monongalia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Frontier Street and University Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in Edith Barill Riverfront Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgantown WV 26505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Star City Ferry (here, next to this marker); Star City Ferry (here, next to this marker); Star City Recreation (a few steps from this marker); Pre-Star City (within shouting distance of this marker); Immigrants in Star City (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Star City
Star City Mosaic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 15, 2022
2. Star City Mosaic Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Star City Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); John F. Kennedy Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Star City.
 
Regarding Star City Mosaic. Marker is difficult to read because an image of the mosaic is in the background of the text.
 
Star City Mosaic image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 15, 2022
3. Star City Mosaic
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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