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

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

Two Rivers, 30 Minutes for 6-10-2022


Topic: Searching for the lost trolley parks of Western Pennsylvania

Guest: Historian and author Jennifer Sopko

How Topic Discussed: What was a "trolley park" and why were there so many in the Pittsburgh area in the late 19th and early 20th century? How were they significant to the social life and economic development of cities like McKeesport, Jeannette and Duquesne? What were the economic pressures that faced these parks? Why do they remain interesting and important to study? What lessons can we learn by studying the "trolley park" era? How can residents help preserve the historic legacy of these facilities?



Filetype: MP3 - Size: 27.23MB - Duration: 29:45 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)

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