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A new publication by Dr. John Kent Folmar I, professor emeritus of history, California University of Pennsylvania, features the index of ‘The Voice of the Mon,’ the publication of the Monongahela River Buffs Association (MRBA).

“The Voice,” says Folmar, “was more than a newsletter. It attracted attention from historians, government agencies, journalists and the people who lived, loved and worked on the river.”

‘The Voice of the Mon’ was published from 1979—2015, with Folmar as its editor from 1981—2015. “The importance of ‘The Voice’ as local and regional news relative to the Monongahela River is evident” declared Folmar, “but its underlying value is the compilation of local history of the Mon Valley from Fairmont, WV to Pittsburgh.”
For easy access to ‘The Voice,’ a companion text-searchable DVD of 93 issues is attached to the inside back cover. The book, primarily for students of local and transportation history, will also be distributed to local, regional and state libraries and historical societies.

In addition to the 100-page index, an appendix includes a history of the Monongahela River and the Mon River Buffs. “I never pictured myself writing a history of the River Buffs Association,” Folmar remarked, “but after thinking of the decades spent with the MRBA, and especially the numerous people who had been part of its existence, I decided to include the Association’s history—my way of documenting three decades of activity by a wide range of individuals.”

Folmar was president of the Monongahela River Buffs Association from 1980—81 and again from 1990—2015. The author of four books on local and transportation history, Folmar resides in California Borough. River enthusiasts may purchase the book for $25. Contact: Yohogania Press, PO Box 692, California, PA 15419, call 724-938-7856, or e-mail folmar@zoominternet.net.

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