On May 21, 1975, a small train rolled out of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station in Pittsburgh. At the head was a yellow, red and blue Chessie System locomotive, #6600 with asleeping kitten on the side. It was followed by a gleaming stainless steel Amtrak Silver Dome, #9401, and a vintage blue,…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Turning a dream into the nation’s greatest bike trail
Before the civil war, what black community existed in Pittsburgh largely included Northern-​born free blacks and runaway slaves, many of whom had traveled the Underground Railroad.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading The Pittsburgh Crawfords, the Homestead Grays and tricky baseball
In the language of golf, there is always a “hidden gem.” The hidden gem is a golf course that is little known or even unknown, that someone has visited and then pronounced a marvel. The course generally has been sitting there, probably for many decades, known but to the locals.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading The oldest golf course in America is in Western Pa.?
In mid-​November, when daylight dwindles, the sky turns flannel gray and a cold drizzle waterboards Pittsburgh, I flap my old, arthritic wings and fly south to Florida — God’s waiting room.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Reporting on Pittsburgh’s fans
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