Prosperity means different things to different people. But to the residents of a village by that name in Washington County that’s been significantly affected by fluctuations in the coal and Marcellus Shale gas industries, Prosperity is home. Some of the 1,105 residents have made a lot of money. Some are working hard to…

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  • Issue Year 2016
Rodney S. Gould, 93 Gould captained the undergraduate Cornell crew team where he later earned a law degree. He flew 35 World War II combat missions over Germany as a B-​17 Bomber navigator. He was vice president of the Blaw-​Knox Company and later Dravo Corporation and was very involved in community affairs, chairing…

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  • Issue Year 2016 Fall
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
The life of Esther Phillips (190283) would have languished in obscurity, at most a footnote in history, were it not for the dedication of a few friends and supporters. Her story, which intersects with ideas about women, class and mental health in the 20th century, is all too familiar. An obstinate, free-​spirited…

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  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading Until recently, a life of hardship prevented widespread appreciation of Pittsburgh artist Esther Phillips
I just hope my mother doesn’t testify against me… if she does, I am in deep trouble.

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  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading When a school project goes awry
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