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#TBT to November 23, 1964: Crosstown Boulevard in downtown Pittsburgh. The bridge carrying Bigelow over Crosstown to Seventh Ave. was built in 1960 while most of the rest of the bridges and ramps were finished in 1962.

Today's photo is from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
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The Library & Archives has over 180 +Pittsburgh Steelers programs in its collections and we're looking for more. Check out a sampling of what we have and what we're looking for on the blog.

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Get the background of James Smith, an 18th century Indian captive featured in the +Fort Pitt Museum's Captured by Indians exhibit. Museum exhibit specialist Mike Burke takes a close look at a painting of Smith and what the details show us about him.

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Curious about some of the items we acquired from Macy's/Kaufmann's? Check out our blog for a few and also for a history of the restaurants once in Kaufmann's.

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New on our blog, a forgotten piece of #baseball  history.

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Have you taken our #quiz  yet? Find out which historical #Pittsburgh  figure you are!

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Want to know more about some of the #art  at the +Fort Pitt Museum? 

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What has the #education  department at the History Center been up to? This summer they hosted the Pittsburgh Public Schools' Summer Dreamers Academy where students could become #history   #detectives .

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It's high school football season! Anne Madarasz, our museum division director and co-director of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, divulges more information on some of the North Hills Indians artifacts we have on display at the Sports Museum. http://ow.ly/S3eIJ
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