Whenever I see something white in a riverbank tree, I’m hopeful it’s a Bald Eagle. More than once, I’ve called out the sighting in eastern Pennsylvania, crossing the Susquehanna at 70 miles an hour. Most of the time, I’ve been wrong. And why would there be a Bald Eagle in Sharpsburg on the…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading On the wing
In his Westmoreland County office, Scott Tomlinson displays a photo of four men with camouflage-​painted faces and a pile of dead deer in their blue pickup truck. As a state wildlife conservation officer, Tomlinson has apprehended dozens of poachers over the years, and the image has come to symbolize the bravado he has…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Could there be an end to poaching in Pennsylvania?
In 1882, Henry Clay Frick purchased an Italianate-​style mansion on Penn Avenue in Point Breeze. The “Coke King” named it Clayton, commissioning two major renovations for his growing family. Within 10 years, though, Frick and his wife, Adelaide, suffered the loss of two of their four children, 8-​year-​old Martha and infant Henry Clay…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Festivities at the Frick
At a glance, the buff-​colored residence nestled among the more traditional homes on Woodland Road seems an oddity, an almost institutional-​looking structure resplendent in its obscurity.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading The Frank House: a Bauhaus beauty
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