Mount Union PA Snapshot of a Small Town

Mount Union PA Snapshot of a Small Town

There are 67 comments on the Associated Content story from May 13, 2008, titled Mount Union PA Snapshot of a Small Town. In it, Associated Content reports that:

It is a small town, pressed up against the Juniata. It is a fairly quiet town in a rural county; nothing much ever happens. via Associated Content

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Since: Jan 10

Mount Union

#61 Feb 12, 2010
Yeah, I didn't hear about that either.
mu man

Aiken, SC

#62 Feb 14, 2010
me either
MU High School Senior

Huntingdon, PA

#63 Mar 29, 2010
I had no idea that Mount Union was the equivalent of the Bronx. I love how everyone exaggerates to get attention. I'm younger than all of you, I've lived in MU my whole life and I know how it really is. You can walk the streets of MU and not get yourself into any trouble, let alone being carjacked! I live right up the road from the cemetary and there is never anyone there that is doing anything other than paying their respects. There are drugs, yes, but there is a very low violence rate AND drug rate, believe it or not. The largest rating is burglaries, and that's not even large. People exaggerate when they have no personal experiences to have anything to exaggerate about.
Oh, and there is no grand poverty here. The economy is bad all around right now and a lot of people are finding jobs elsewhere, some even better than the ones they had before.
MU is actually a nice place to live, even though I do want to get out of here just so I can see a little of the world.
Go to NY or Brooklyn or anywhere else for that matter and see how it stacks up to MU.
By the by, Mount Union is actually a lot better now than it was 40 years ago, seeing as how it USED to be called "Little Chicago."

Before you post your opinion online for hundreds or thousands of people to see, be accurate, don't make a fool of yourself and use a word check, proper grammar and a dictionary.

Huntingdon, PA

#64 Mar 29, 2010
You hit the nail on the head, those that call Mount Union bad have never been in a town that was "BAD". I lived in Cleveland and had to work in what one would really call bad areas. I grew up in New Kensington PA which makes MU look like a crime free zone. Every community in the country has drugs and crime, rich, middle-class or poor it doesn't matter. Personally I think some people in their own mind think there is a lot of crime because more African Americans live here now, but that's my opinion.

Huntingdon, PA

#65 Oct 15, 2012
i grew up in that ole town. teachers like mr. taliff, archatoly mugs mason mr. sax, toad leonard and many more. it was great. best town in the world. police like kurtice everheart cresswell and goen to barretts to see skip. yep those were the days. and hangen with mr roddy. it was great. now society has changed and along with it goes the towns. towns arnt met to last forever. they change with the seasons. we all get old and some day reflect on what was. but one thing i do know is you can tell a mount unionite anywhere in the world. you stick out and glow. that school is what made us what we are today. those ole teachers. we have our memories. if you get a chance teach your kids how to play booty. at the tot lot!

Philadelphia, PA

#66 Sep 21, 2013
whats life like at the huntingdon county housing authority's apts/houses in my union. are there markets ans stores entertainment near by.

Hedgesville, WV

#67 Apr 28, 2016
Majestic wrote:
I grew up in Mount Union back in the 50s and 60s. It was a great town. The brick yards were booming, shopping was abundant, people were friendly - the town was alive! However, in the 70s, just after graduation, I was either going to work at the shoe factory or move out. I chose the latter. I've lived in a lot of places over the past 40 years - both in this country and abroad and every once in awhile, I think about that old town and what's become of it and all I have to say is, "Thank GOD I got OUT!!!"
I was wondering if you can find someone for me that lived in Mount Union back in 1960 her name is Sheila mock or mouck her maiden name thank you

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