A weekly talk show about people in the Mon Valley area of Pittsburgh

A weekly public affairs show about the Mon Valley, produced in cooperation with WEDO (810) and WZUM (1550).

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 3-30-2018

03-30-2018

Topic: The history of Pennsylvania's oldest amusement park

Guest: Jennifer Sopko, local historian

How Discussed: Idlewild Park is the topic of Sopko's new book. How does the park's history stretch back to before the Revolutionary War? Why has it endured as one of the few remaining 19th century railroad picnic parks in the U.S.? How did famous Pittsburghers such as Arthur St. Clair and Thomas Mellon become involved with Idlewild? Why has Idlewild been so beloved by 12 generations of Pittsburghers?

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