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October 9, 2015

Constructing the French Forts of the Ohio Country

In the 18th century, the French built four forts: Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, Machault, and Duquesne. All four shared a similar design. Take a closer at each of these forts, their construction, and their positioning in the Ohio Country.

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September 23, 2015

A History of Curtiss-Wright During WWII

On display in the Hall of Industry section of the We Can Do It! WWII exhibition is a propeller on loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum that was made locally by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

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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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