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Coal boats at Point Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1914

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Alternate title:Pittsburg, Pa., Coal Boats at Point Bridge
Summary:A view of coal boats at Point Bridge, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1914. Caption reads: "The Point is the junction of the Monongahela and Alleghany Rivers to form the great Ohio. It is the busiest commercial point of the coal, iron, and steel regions. Fleets of barges, coal-laden, lay upon the river like the black squaws of some vast checkerboard. Consequential coal boats steam noisily up and down, vaunting clouds of milky smoke, churning up the muddy waters with their paddle wheels and leaving in their wake white tracks of foam. A network of railroad tracks lay along each bank. Beyond the railroads are the mills, smoke pouring from a myriad of stacks." Postcard number: 221, 1331.
Provider:Hugh C. Leighton Co.
Printing place:Europe
German Empire
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maine
Place of origin – Settlement:Portland
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Pennsylvania
Geographical subject – Settlement:Pittsburgh
Topical subjects:Rivers
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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