Part 1 of a 2-part series on the Doctor's Riot of 1788
Get to know some of the physician-heroes of the Donora smog disaster of 1948.
Who was Mary Amdur, and how does she relate to the Donora smog disaster?
When Ted Lasso examined his past with his father, I did too.
Why were asbestos shingles used in Center City? Didn't US Steel know the dangers?
Howard and Iva Dail Hart suffered more than their share of grief working and living in the Mon Valley many years ago, when life was brutally difficult.
I'm deep in writing again, and dang if my hand pain didn't come back. CBD to the rescue!
The Wizard of Menlo Park helped ease a housing crisis in Donora.
A prominent bronze plaque at the southern entrance to Donora honors smog victims...and then some.
This is the second of a three-part series covering devastating strikes of the 1890s, strikes that surely helped cement anti-unionism in Donora's founder, William Donner.
This is the second of a three-part series covering devastating strikes of the 1890s, strikes that surely helped...
William Donner, the founder of Donora, never liked unions. He was a businessman seeking ever-increasing profits, and unions tended to cut into them. Donner had grown into his wealth during a time of...
Who was Opechancanough, and what did he have to do with blast furnaces in Donora?
Who was Prince Wells, and how did he get the great William Donner so blinkin' high? William Henry Donner, founder of Donora, was an astute,…
The second part of two posts linking Donora's founder with the industrial titan Andrew Carnegie.
William Henry Donner, founder of Donora, was never a titan in the mold of Rockefeller, Carnegie, or the Mellon brothers were, but he learned a great deal from them all. Including how to build his mills in Donora.
Could he have survived if he hadn't worked so hard?
Once a great while it happens that death can fool even experienced healthcare professionals. It did me, certainly.