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September 20, 2017

Manufacturing Thrills: The Legacy of Western Pennsylvania’s Roller Coaster Pioneers

The photograph of Pittsburgh-based T. M. Harton Company’s Scenic Auto-Dip is a great reminder of the remarkable legacy of multiple people from this region who manufactured the thrilling ups and downs of roller coaster rides well into the 20th century.

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June 7, 2017

The Real Johnny Appleseed

Through centuries of American storytelling, the name Johnny Appleseed has become synonymous with the fortitude and bravery attributed to early American pioneers. While there are many conflicting versions of the legendary story, the real Johnny Appleseed was a man named John Chapman who frequented Western Pa.

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March 20, 2017

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: A Portrait of Fred Rogers

For nearly 50 years, Mister Rogers’ messages of kindness, compassion, and learning have inspired audiences around the world.

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