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Monongahela in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

One Extraordinary Street

The Story of Park Avenue

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, July 24, 2011
1. One Extraordinary Street Marker
Inscription.  Immigrants from Italy, Central Europe and other regions settled in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Through hard work, commitment to faith, family and each other, along with an innovative spirit, they built a thriving community of accomplishment in the Park Avenue neighborhood. Along with a Four-Star General and United States Army Chief of Staff, a Hall-of-Fame NFL Quarterback and a National Book Award Winner, the neighborhood is birthplace to everyday heroes as well as persons who achieved national and international success in the areas of medicine, business, education, entertainment, law, sports, the military and entrepeneurship. The story of Park Avenue neighborhood is told in a feature documentary by filmmaker and native, Laura M. Magone.
 
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Location. 40° 12.014′ N, 79° 55.362′ W. Marker is in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 88/837) and 1st Street, on the right when traveling north on Main
One Extraordinary Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 24, 2011
2. One Extraordinary Street Marker
Street. Located next to the "Whiskey Point" marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monongahela PA 15063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Whiskey Point (a few steps from this marker); Bell (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S.S. Maine (approx. ¼ mile away); The Hiker (approx. ¼ mile away); Monongahela (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mounds (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Monongahela (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jackie Ormes (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monongahela.
 
Also see . . .
1. One Extraordinary Street documentary. Duquesne University newsroom website (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Sign highlights Monongahela's 'extraordinary street'. Article from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review August 22, 2010 (Submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 718 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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