What might be described as the great collections built up by Pittsburghers — those of, say, Henry Clay Frick, Gertrude and Leo Stein, Duncan Phillips, Andrew and Paul Mellon respectively, and Walter Arensberg — are perhaps best understood as being financed by Pittsburgh. The actual collections were built up elsewhere.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Thomspon’s collection could have captured $350 million today
Surely one of our region’s most colorful anomalies is the phenomenon of a celebrity coroner. Where else but in Pittsburgh would proximity to corpses carry such cachet? Of course, these corpses are media sensations, and the high-​profile pathologist who enjoys their reflected glory is rather sensational himself.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A Question of Murder
One of the most interesting historical sites in the Laurel Highlands is the Fort Necessity National Battlefield. And a new destination for hiking and exploring in the region is a property currently owned by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and about to be added to Forbes State Forest, adjacent to the national battlefield property.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Inside the world of Pittsburgh grande dame Helen Clay Frick
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