The year was 1866. With monotonous regularity, an older man and a little boy boarded the train in East Liberty for the short run downtown. The older man, attired in a long-​tailed frock coat and a high-​starched wing collar, spoke to the boy about matters of consequence; he spoke to him as an…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
I was born in New Kensington, Pa., and grew up in Creighton, across the river. My father was a glass worker at the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. My mother worked for the county. I studied art education at Youngstown State, then at Carnegie Mellon.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
In the second half of the 19th century, as Pittsburgh emerged as one of America’s great cities, it did so on the back of heavy industry; steel predominantly, but also glass, oil and all manner of heavy machinery. Indeed, four of the five men novelist Edith Wharton dubbed the “Lords of Pittsburgh” built…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The fascinating life of a produce and marketing pioneer
Like so many others in the Pittsburgh area, my grandparents on both sides emigrated from Poland to the United States in the early part of the 20th century. Think about the journey they made.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Mr. China
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