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South Side: John Alfred Brashear

Photo of John Brashear surrounded by children.

John Alfred Brashear
Born: 24 November 1840.
Died: 8 April 1920.
Buried: Allegheny Observatory.

* Epistle to D. F. Henry
"The most difficult thing for me to do is to do nothing."
* The Man Who Loved the Stars
"Without thought of patent, prestige, or profit"
* Success of "Uncle John" Due to Own Hands and Mind
"The most eminent citizen of Pennsylvania"

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