Monongahela River

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The Monongahela River — often referred to locally as the Mon — is a 130 mi river on the Allegheny Plateau in north-central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania, which flows from south to north.wikipedia
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Allegheny River

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The Monongahela joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River at Pittsburgh.
The Allegheny River joins with the Monongahela River to form the Ohio River at the "Point" of Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh

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The Monongahela joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River at Pittsburgh.
Located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges.

Monongalia County, West Virginia

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Monongalia County and the town of Monongah, both in West Virginia, are named for the river, as is the city of Monongahela in Pennsylvania.
Monongalia County takes its name from the Monongahela River.

Confluence

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The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its "East Fork"—the Tygart Valley River—at Fairmont, West Virginia.
A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river (main stem); or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name (such as the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers at Pittsburgh, forming the Ohio); or where two separated channels of a river (forming a river island) rejoin at the downstream end.

West Fork River

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The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its "East Fork"—the Tygart Valley River—at Fairmont, West Virginia.
The West Fork River is a principal tributary of the Monongahela River, 103 miles (166 km) long, in north-central West Virginia in the United States.

Monongah, West Virginia

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Monongalia County and the town of Monongah, both in West Virginia, are named for the river, as is the city of Monongahela in Pennsylvania.
Its name is derived from the nearby Monongahela River.

Western Pennsylvania

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The Monongahela River — often referred to locally as the Mon — is a 130 mi river on the Allegheny Plateau in north-central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania, which flows from south to north.
The largest rivers in this area are the Allegheny River, which flows southward from the New York border, and the Monongahela River, which flows northward from West Virginia.

Cheat River

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In southwestern Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport.
The Cheat River is a 78.3 mi tributary of the Monongahela River in eastern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania in the United States.

Monongahela, Pennsylvania

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Monongalia County and the town of Monongah, both in West Virginia, are named for the river, as is the city of Monongahela in Pennsylvania.
Monongahela is known for its Aquatorium, a 3,000 seat amphitheater style venue built on the Monongahela River.

Youghiogheny River

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In southwestern Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport. Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
The Youghiogheny River, or the Yough for short, is a 134 mi tributary of the Monongahela River in the U.S. states of West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

McKeesport, Pennsylvania

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In southwestern Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport.
McKeesport is a city in Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania; it is situated at the confluence of the Monongahela and Youghiogheny rivers and is part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Fairmont, West Virginia

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The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its "East Fork"—the Tygart Valley River—at Fairmont, West Virginia.
Fleming then focused on creating a new town near his farm, which was located on the west side of the Monongahela River.

Tygart Valley River

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The Monongahela is formed by the confluence of the West Fork River and its "East Fork"—the Tygart Valley River—at Fairmont, West Virginia.
The Tygart Valley River — also known as the Tygart River — is a principal tributary of the Monongahela River, approximately 135 mi long, in east-central West Virginia in the United States.

Point Marion, Pennsylvania

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In southwestern Pennsylvania, the Monongahela is met by two major tributaries: the Cheat River, which joins at Point Marion, and the Youghiogheny River, which joins at McKeesport.
Point Marion is located at the confluence of the Monongahela and Cheat rivers.

French and Indian War

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The Monongahela River valley was the site of a famous battle that was one of the first in the French and Indian War—the Braddock Expedition (May–July 1755).
It began with a dispute over control of the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River called the Forks of the Ohio, and the site of the French Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania

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Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
George Washington was sent by the colonial governor of Virginia to try to retake the all-important fort at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.

Homestead, Pennsylvania

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During the 19th century, the Monongahela was heavily used by industry, and several U.S. Steel plants, including the Homestead Works, site of the Homestead Strike of 1892, were built along its banks.
Homestead is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, in the Monongahela River valley 7 mi southeast of downtown Pittsburgh and directly across the river from the city limit line.

Braddock Expedition

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The Monongahela River valley was the site of a famous battle that was one of the first in the French and Indian War—the Braddock Expedition (May–July 1755).
Fraser owned land at Turtle Creek, had been at Fort Necessity, and had served as Second-in-Command at Fort Prince George (renamed Fort Duquesne by the French), at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers.

List of crossings of the Monongahela River

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List of crossings of the Monongahela River
This is a complete list of current bridges and other crossings of the Monongahela River starting from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the river helps to form the headwaters of the Ohio River, and ending in Fairmont, West Virginia, where the West Fork River and Tygart Valley River combine to form the Monongahela.

Ohio River

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The Monongahela joins the Allegheny River to form the Ohio River at Pittsburgh.
The Ohio River as a whole is ranked as the most polluted river in the US based on 2009 and 2010 data although the more industrial and regional Ohio tributary, Monongahela River, ranked behind 16 other American rivers for pollution at number 17.

List of rivers of West Virginia

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Monongahela River

List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1955–1959)

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The river was the site of a famous airplane crash that has become the subject of numerous urban legends and conspiracy theories.
USAF North American TB-25N Mitchell, 44-29125, on cross country flight from Nellis AFB, Nevada to Olmsted AFB, Pennsylvania, after departing Selfridge AFB, Michigan suffers fuel starvation NE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in mid-afternoon, attempts to divert to Greater Pittsburgh AFB, ditches in the Monongahela River at the 4.9 mi marker, west of the Homestead High-Level Bridge, drifts ~1.5 mi downstream in 8–10 knots. current, remaining afloat for 10–15 minutes. All six crew evacuate but two are lost in the 35 °F water before rescue. Search for sunken bomber suspended 14 February with no success – aircraft is thought to have possibly settled in submerged gravel pit area in 32 ft of water, ~150 ft from shore, possibly now covered by 10–15 feet of silt. This crash remains one of the Pittsburgh region's unsolved mysteries.

Downtown Pittsburgh

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It is located at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River whose joining forms the Ohio River.

Lake Monongahela

One (or more) extensive ice sheet advance dammed the old north-flowing drainage and created a vast lake—known as Lake Monongahela—stretching from an unknown point north of present-day Beaver, Pennsylvania for ~200 mi south to Weston, West Virginia.
On the upper Ohio, Monongahela and the Allegheny Rivers this impounded water has become known as Lake Monongahela.

Homestead strike

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During the 19th century, the Monongahela was heavily used by industry, and several U.S. Steel plants, including the Homestead Works, site of the Homestead Strike of 1892, were built along its banks.
They secured a steam-powered river launch and several rowboats to patrol the Monongahela River, which ran alongside the plant.