Meet the Heroic Docs of the Donora Smog Disaster of 1948
Get to know some of the physician-heroes of the Donora smog disaster of 1948.
Meet the Toxicologist Who Nailed the Smelter Industry After the Donora Smog
Who was Mary Amdur, and how does she relate to the Donora smog disaster?
Damn You, Ted Lasso!
When Ted Lasso examined his past with his father, I did too.
Did US Steel Officials Know Dangers of Asbestos Used in Cement City?
Why were asbestos shingles used in Center City? Didn’t US Steel know the dangers?
The Unimaginable Grief of One Mon Valley Family in the early 1900s
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.
Writing with a Painful Paw
I’m deep in writing again, and dang if my hand pain didn’t come back. CBD to the rescue!
How Thomas Edison’s Cement Contributed to Donora’s Storied History
The Wizard of Menlo Park helped ease a housing crisis in Donora.
What Donora’s Smog Plaque Gets Right … And Wrong
A prominent bronze plaque at the southern entrance to Donora honors smog victims…and then some.
No Strikes for Mr. Donner — The Battle of Virden
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.
No Strikes for Mr. Donner — The Pullman Strike
This is the second of a three-part series covering devastating strikes of the 1890s, strikes that surely helped…