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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I lived in Pittsburgh for 3 1/2 years while I went to college at Carnegie Mellon University (no dash!). I found it quite a pleasant place to live. My studies kept me from exploring the city completely, but there are quite a few sights to see: the Carnegie Museum of Natural History & Art, Three Rivers Stadium, the Soldiers and Sailors memorial, and lots of great places to eat!
Take a look at how Pittsburgh has changed in these pictures. I was talking to some old natives of the city, and during the 30's and 40's the smoke and soot from the steel mills was so bad that driving in the city was like being out at night! If you walked around in a white shirt, you would come inside with little black specks of soot all over your clothes. I'm amazed people could stand living in such conditions...

Of course, things are a lot better now. There are still some steel mills, but they are downriver and rather better at pollution than they used to be! Here you can see Three Rivers Stadium (home of the Pittsburgh Steelers).

 

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