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Downtown: History


* The Great Fire of 1845

"The fire, as though impelled by the hand of the Destroying Angel rolled on from building to building, with the flight of a fiery flying serpent, consuming every house with the angry fury of a Vulcan, speeding its way with awful and terific progress"

* The 1936 Flood

"The toll in human misery was incalculable."

* Early Printing in Pittsburgh, 1786-1856

"Eventually, Gutenberg's invention arrived in Pittsburgh."


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