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PITTSBURGH 360°

February 10, 2011

In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits The Captain Thomas Espy Post in Carnegie, which was a meeting place for Civil War union soldiers. This time capsule and American treasure tucked away on the top floor of the Carnegie Library and Music Hall has been painstakingly restored and now re-opened. Also, Michael Bartley has the story of a local Eagle Scout whose community service project involved the saving, cleaning, and donating of all of the hats tossed on the ice when there is a hat trick at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games. And our cameras follow rock climbers as they remove litter and garbage from the dangerously steep slopes of Mount Washington.


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In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits The Captain Thomas Espy Post in Carnegie, which was a meeting place for Civil War union soldiers. This time capsule and American treasure tucked away on the top floor of the Carnegie Library and Music Hall has been painstakingly restored and now re-opened. Also, Michael Bartley has the story of a local Eagle Scout whose community service project involved the saving, cleaning, and donating of all of the hats tossed on the ice when there is a hat trick at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games. And our cameras follow rock climbers as they remove litter and garbage from the dangerously steep slopes of Mount Washington.


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