World’s fairs seem a quaint remnant of generations past, or perhaps a childhood memory of visiting New York in 1939 or 1964. In a world where news is literally at one’s fingertips, traveling hundreds of miles to marvel at the latest food production techniques seems unnecessary.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2018
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    Pittsburgh innovations and the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893
During a muggy June in 1863, Civil War-​weary Pittsburghers panicked at rumors that Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was marching his Army of Northern Virginia toward Pennsylvania.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading The region’s mark on the continent’s biggest battle
Photographer Clyde “Red” Hare moved to Pittsburgh in 1950 to work on the Pittsburgh Photographic Library, covering the city’s Renaissance I, with noted editor Roy Stryker. Hare had his own car and camera and Stryker offered to pay him $50 a week to photograph the city.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
When the mount oliver inclined railway was built in 1872, it was Allegheny County’s second incline, and an average one-​way ride cost six cents.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
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