This picture was obtained from Cassandra Vivian's awesome web site which focuses on the history
and events surrounding the town of Monessen, but manages in the process to capture the essence of
Western Pennsylvania and Small-Town America in general, across the decades from generation to
generation. The site is a work-in-progress, and if our coverage of Monongahela Rye and how the
inseparable relationship between America's whiskey and America's very identity derive from these
hills has sparked your interest in knowing more about this wonderful area, you really need to read
her Pennsyvania collection at

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