The Ohio River originates at the "Forks of the Ohio," the historical name for the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh, PA. The image above depicts this location, which is known as the "Point," as it appeared around 1920.
The picture on the left is a contemporary view of the Point. The picture to the right is of the US Army Corps of Engineers Lock and Dam #4 on the Monongahela River about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh near a town called Charleroi.
Giving back to the community...
There's a small town named Bentleyville off of Exit 32 of Interstate 70 in southwestern Pennsylvania. Until recently, Bentleyville was known mainly as the home of a busy Truck Stop and a Best Western Hotel, both of which are quite visible to travelers along Interstate 70. On the 9th of June, 2007, Bentleyville acquired another landmark. His name is Big Jim the Cowboy and this is his story.