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Downtown: As Striking As Niagara


In 1868 James Parton remarked:

It is an unprofitable business, view-hunting; but if any one would enjoy a spectacle as striking as Niagara, he may do so by simply walking up a long hill to Cliff Street in Pittsburg, and looking over into--hell with the lid taken off. (9)


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