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History of The Duquesne Incline,
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Early History of The Duquesne Incline

Rescue and Later History of The Duquesne Incline

Facts and Figures Regarding The Duquesne Incline


Samuel Diescher, Builder of The Duquesne Incline

Other Pennsylvania Inclines

Chronology of Pittsburgh Inclines

Observation Deck, with Beautiful Downtown View

Airport Busway Project and Proposed Duquesne Incline Station

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 1997 June 1:
The incline builders: Forgotten engineers of Pittsburgh

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 1998 April 29:
YOU HAD TO ASK:
After Closing of the Troy Hill Incline

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 1999 May 19:
YOU HAD TO ASK:
Status of Lawrence Paint Building
Across from the Lower Station of The Duquesne Incline

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2000 March 15:
YOU HAD TO ASK:
Who Was Duquesne ?

From the The New York Times, New York City - 2000 March 23:
"Glory Days of the Incline, Before the Decline"

Article Includes Photograph of The Duquesne Incline !
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From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2000 May 10:
YOU HAD TO ASK:
Which incline is older:
the Monongahela or the Duquesne ?

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2001 October 3:
YOU HAD TO ASK:

I understand that the first coal discovered in western Pennsylvania was found in Mount Washington. Is there somewhere that coal can still be seen?

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2003 February 12:
YOU HAD TO ASK:
Why do they call it the Duquesne Incline? Itís not in Duquesne.

From the Pittsburgh City Paper, Pittsburgh - 2003 February 19:
YOU HAD TO ASK:

In Pittsburgh there are many streets that end for driving but continue with a set of steps. Then, when you go up the steps, the street starts again. Did the street originally go all the way up or down and then the street broke down so today all that remains is the steps?

From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh - 2005 March 27:
Great Depression, automobiles led to decline of inclines, street railways
By Marjorie Wertz

* 2007 Sept. 13 - Pittsburgh City Paper:
Column: "You Had to Ask" By Chris Potter
How did the Marquis Duquesne, a long-ago governor-general of French Canada who as far as I know never set foot here, get so many things -- like a university, an old-boys' club and a now-defunct beer -- named after him?
Question submitted by: Rob Domenick, Jeannette


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History of Astronomer, Educator, and Optician John A. Brashear, Friend of Andrew Carnegie

History of The Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, Pittsburgh - America's Fifth Major Planetarium !

History of The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago - America's First Major Planetarium !

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