This is in the Arcadia Publishing series of profiles of small towns in America, their Images of America series. Over 200 photos with detailed captions and chapter introductions tell the story of the industrial, working-class town of Mingo Junction, Ohio on the Ohio River. The book was done by Larry Smith and Guy Mason as co-authors and co-editors. Photos and history were supplied by the townspeople of Mingo Junction.
Larry gives an overview of the book:
I grew up in the industrial Ohio River Valley along the green Appalachian hills. I taught 3 years on high school English before returning to grad school at Kent State University and was there with my wife and daughter during the Kent State shootings. I then moved on to teach...
Smith's reading from Long River Home brought the aforementioned magic to life.
Larry Smith is the author of 12 books, a publisher who has put out more than 100 books, a filmmaker who has worked on documentaries about writers James Wright and Kenneth Patchen and a retired English...