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July 29, 2015

Mrs. Soffel and the Biddle Boys

It was a tale that reached legendary status well within its own time. With each newspaper edition, readers devoured reports that revealed the escape, capture, and ultimate death of the two most notorious criminals in Pittsburgh lore. After more than 100 years, the many and varied protagonists of this factual melodrama live on in the records that remain.

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July 15, 2015

First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry

No World War II exhibit would be complete without a few good vehicles. The story of the war revolved around transportation. From the jeep to the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) and the C-47 cargo plane, the United States’ ability to move massive numbers of men and machines to battle locations around the globe contributed greatly to the Allied victory.

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July 8, 2015

An Amusement Park in Miniature

Frank Salisbury’s handcrafted miniature amusement park has a permanent home at the History Center. The Ferris wheel is on display in Discovery Place on the third floor. Learn more about this detailed miniature and why Frank created it.

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