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Message Number: 228 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018 00:08:28 EST
Name:  Bill Cash
Hometown?:  Columbus, Ohio
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WOW WOW WOW

This is an INCREDIBLE web site!

I am from Columbus and spent just one year in the city: 1995 to 1996, my freshman year at CMU. I am embarrassed to say I hated Pittsburgh that year. Mainly, I think I missed home, I wasn't getting it at CMU, and I didn't get the funky, gritty, hilly (!), multi-layered history of the city. The one thing I did do a lot of was go up the P.J. McArdle Roadway, jump the big heavy fence, and sit and stare out at the gorgeous city below. We don't have that kind of vantage in Columbus.

Over the years I realized my mistake. I actually got a degree in urban planning and came to realize that Pittsburgh was actually an endlessly fascinating place -- one of the most complex "small" cities in the country. Now I come through any chance I can find on a business trip or vacation, just to check in.

Your site is incredibly comprehensive and a labor of love. I really appreciate all that you've posted. I hope you keep it going for a long time!

Bill Cash, Thanks for the sentiments ... I spent ten years of my life in Columbus, Ohio (1984-1994) working at the JCPenney data center near the outlet store on Scarborough Boulevard. Lived in Gahanna, Reynoldsburg and Pickerington over the years. I enjoyed my time in Columbus, but loved bringing my friends back home to Pittsburgh to fascinate them with the city. Very different from C-Town. There was a lot that I liked about Columbus ... Thanks again and "Go Buckeyes!"

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Message Number: 227 - Thursday, April 12, 2018 15:01:58 EST
Name:  Curtis Billue
Hometown?:  Indianapolis
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Hello Brookline Connection, I'm writing a story for Kiwanis International about Kiwanis and their connection with baseball. I came across your wonderful page, "Pirates Day at Forbes Field 1961" with photos by Jim Klingensmith.

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Message Number: 226 - Saturday, April 7, 2018 19:04:58 EST
Name:  Joe Irr
Hometown?:  Brookline
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I was a running guard for the Carmalt Crunchers. Remember them and our home field?

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Message Number: 225 - Monday, January 22, 2018 11:12:37 EST
Name:  Delozanne
Hometown?:  Fismes
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I have written 3 books in French about the Pennsylvanians at Fismes and Fismette (France) during the WWI.

https://potamiel.wixsite.com/americain-1918-marne/pont-memorial-americains-fismes

I have read your Article about " A Short History of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania Soldiers in World War I (1917-1919) ". Very interesting!

Cyrille Delozanne

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Message Number: 224 - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 14:46:28 EST
Name:  Jim Mullen
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Your site has brought me much joy. Lived on Plainview Avenue and then Fiat Street in the 50s and 60s. Left Pittsburgh to go to college and never moved back, but I cant get enough of browsing through these old photos. This is clearly the fruit of an enormous amount of work, so thank you.

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Message Number: 223 - Tuesday, January 9, 2018 14:39:21 EST
Name:  Mark Ambrose
Hometown?:  Pittsburgh, PA (Brookline)
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My father was born and raised in Brookline and lived on Rossmore Avenue. My mother was born on the Southside and lived on Crysler Street. After my parent's married they bought a house at 2503 Wedgemere Street, where we lived from 1960-1969. My father worked for PPG at the time and he was transfered to Huntsville, AL, where they were opening a new aircraft and specialty glass plant. We moved to Huntsville in the spring of 1969 and I am currently still living there.

I got a chance last summer to spend a couple of days in Pittsubrgh on our return trip from Cooperstown, NY. It was fun being able to show the family the old neighborhood.

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Message Number: 222 - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 00:11:53 EST
Name:  Jessica Cortez
Hometown?:  Chicago
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Big fan of your website.

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Message Number: 221 - Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:09:22 EST
Name:  Dylan
Hometown?:  West Mifflin
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How can I cite this webpage as a source in MLA format? Dylan I do not know the answer.

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Message Number: 220 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017 23:43:04 EST
Name:  Gary Streile
Hometown?:  Pittsburgh, PA (Brookline)
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I spent more time looking through this incredible web site and found my 3rd and 4th grade class pictures, and my 1st communion group picture, from Our Lady of Loreto Elementary School (1963 and 1964)! How wonderful that these things are archived online. All schools should do this (maybe on web sites for their city/neighborhood). Keep this web site going!

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Message Number: 219 - Tuesday, August 1, 2017 22:35:43 EST
Name:  John W
Hometown?:  Pgh
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Growing up in the 50's, my grandmother worked at the dry cleaners as a seamstress. My mother would often drive over and pick her up and we would generally stop at the Blue Bonnet bakery. We always bought two loaves of bread as one would be gone by the time we got home... Good memory.

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