The Pittsburgh area is blessed with many rivers, and because each river has two banks, you could say we’re doubly blessed with interesting, historic and surprising things right beside our rivers. In this lively and amusing documentary, producer Rick Sebak and his team travel from Moundsville, West Virginia (home of the Grave Creek Mound and the Official Marx Toy Museum) to Vandergrift, Pennsylvania (with its curved streets and great used bookstore) to Fredericktown (where the old ferry boat still crosses the Monongahela.)
We learn about archeologists in Verona, an old family farmhouse beside the Ohio, a hundred-year-old hot dog place in Brownsville, and several spots in between. In Springdale, we visit the Rachel Carson Homestead and then go back for the annual Sustainable Feast there. We pay attention to pylons along the Allegheny and Ohio River Boulevards. And in Ambridge, we marvel at the perfectly preserved historic village of Old Economy. We find out about LSTs, the huge warships that were built along the Ohio during World War II. We check out changes along the Mon Wharf, and all the wonderful joys of the biking and hiking paths that have been established along the riverbanks around Downtown Pittsburgh. We end up in a cemetery right beside the Youghiogheny in West Newton. Come on along. It’s an unpredictable and fun journey.