20200922: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Moon Township, PA

Let’s see…Moon Township outside of Pittsburgh. Steel, coal and all that jazz.

The initial settlement of Moon Township was a direct result of the westward expansion of English settlers and traders who arrived in the Ohio Valley in the early to mid-18th century. During the French and Indian War (Seven Years’ War), the Iroquois, who controlled the land for hunting grounds through right of conquest, ceded large parcels of southwestern Pennsylvania lands through treaty or abandonment to settlers. In some cases, the land was already occupied by squatters who were to be forced off the land.

In the face of this turmoil, Native American settlements of the south bank of the Ohio River typically relocated to more populous areas of the north bank in the current locales of Sewickley and Ambridge….

As the 18th century drew to a close, abandoned lands were taken up by new settlers who were drawn to the region by the fertility of the soil. This round of pioneers were, by and large, wealthier than their predecessors and had the means to develop the broken and hilly areas into plots suitable for farming.

Moon Township was created in 1788 as one of the original townships of the newly created Allegheny County.[4] In 1789 by an act of the legislature a portion of Washington County south of the Ohio River was transferred to Allegheny County.[5] The transferred area became part of Moon Township.[6]

At this time Moon Township occupied an enormous tract of land – possibly 145 square miles (380 km2). Some reports and, more often, legends of the time indicate that it would take one man on horseback two days to travel between the boundaries of the township. The sheer difficulty of settlers performing their civic duties (e.g., reporting to assigned polling places or attending jury trials) made it necessary for local governing authorities to parcel out the land into smaller municipalities. So, in 1790, the current Fayette Township was portioned off from Moon Township, to be followed by Findlay and Crescent townships, respectively.

In 1800 when Beaver County was created from Allegheny and Washington Counties that portion of Beaver County south of the Ohio River that it received from Allegheny County was in Moon Township. Upon the creation of Beaver County that portion of Moon Township that Allegheny County lost to Beaver County was divided into two new townships: First Moon and Second Moon Townships, Beaver County.[7]

In 1943, the federal government designed and built a housing plan known as Mooncrest for defense workers. Mooncrest residents produced armor platesmunitions and ships at the nearby Dravo Corp. during World War II.

More at wiki.

I’ll add live links to this post during the late afternoon as they become available.

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In the meantime, please post tweets and videos below of what’s going on in Pennsylvania, and any travel stories you may have of the place.

132 thoughts on “20200922: MAGA Protest Against Stupidity, Moon Township, PA

  1. From AF1!

    plus a few Republican campaign endorsements!

    Liked by 6 people

  2. OK, POTUS has decided what the catchphrase is for Ole Joe:
    “My opponent, he’s against OIL, GUNS, and GOD.”

    “I’ve done everything I said, and more.”

    Liked by 4 people

  3. “Sleepy Joe and his little circles.”
    “I wonder about the debate — I wonder if he’ll [Ole Joe] will walk in with a mask? I mean, why the h3ll did he spend so much on the plastic surgery?” OMG OMG
    “I did more in 47 months than he did in 47 years.” (crowd goes nuts)
    FOUR MORE YEARS

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    1. So that scotches the “he won’t name the nominee until next week after the funeral” meme.
      And 5PM on Saturday is just at the winding down of Shabbat. Again, more respect for RBG (even if she weren’t a practicing Jew) than the DemComs.

      Liked by 3 people

  4. GOING AFTER TOM WOLF along with the other DemCom state governors, keeping their states closed up.
    Law and Order Red states are “running great”.
    “We should grab Rudy Giuliani!”

    Liked by 5 people

  5. So when I watch a POTUS Peaceful Protest Event, it feels like I’m at a fabulous jazz club with the band handing off the riff to each other while a giant pinball machine is being superbly played and the place is packed with a big crowd of people having a great time. POTUS is riffing off his notes, his mind is the giant pinball machine, and the crowd is WE, THE PEOPLE.

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  6. Hillary and her deleted emails: “Dual level of justice. But we’re getting down to the bottom of it. It’s not fair to the rest of us.”
    Comey — “That’s another beauty there. We caught him. Let’s see what happens. We caught him cold.”

    Liked by 3 people

  7. POTUS Doctrine of Peace Through Strength:
    We have the most powerful weapons ever produced. Let other countries know we have them. Hope to God we never have to use them.
    Repeat.

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