Circles and Cycles – Working the Monongahela River Towboats: A Personal Portrait

A river is not defined by its banks. If it were, a simple line drawing would suffice to delineate it. People who work on it and live along its banks tell us what the Monongahela River is: it is about the people as much as the geography. This was a valley of steel and is still a valley of coal. The river defines the charĀ­acter of the valley and affects people in ways they always aren’t...
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