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March 22, 2017

Could this be the oldest photograph of a Pittsburgher? … Maybe.

You never know what you will find at the Detre Library & Archives. I was in the process of conducting genealogical research for a story and came across an envelope of unidentified photos in the McClelland Family Papers and Photographs.

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March 16, 2017

The St. Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936

On St. Patrick’s Day in 1936, an unlucky downpour resulted in one of our region’s worst natural disasters.

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February 20, 2017

It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

February 20 is a day of celebrations. In some years, it’s Presidents’ Day. It’s National Cherry Pie Day (George Washington’s supporters may have had something to do with that). For those who value the animals in their lives, it’s also National Love Your Pet Day, a celebration marking the “special relationship” we have with our pets.

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