When I was growing up in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County’s parks were special places to me. I learned to ski at Boyce Park, and my family had fall picnics at Hartwood Acres. As an adult, I’ve explored them in different ways — mountain biking, rollerblading and going to concerts. And since November, when I became executive…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The new Allegheny County Parks Foundation
If you went any higher, you’d need a harp. Yard Way on Pittsburgh’s South Side Slopes is only about half a dozen blocks long, one would say. One would say that if it were in another city. In Pittsburgh, one would be more apt to say it’s half a dozen blocks high, considering…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading How steep is Yard Way?
Pittsburgh and steel are virtually synonymous. Less well known is Pittsburgh’s rich heritage in the oil business. In 1854, inventor and businessman Samuel L. Kier built the nation’s first oil refinery as a crude, five-​barrel still 100 feet from today’s U.S. Steel Building.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Profile of a wildcatter
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