On March 16, 1907, heavy rains and melting snow brought the river stage to 36.6 feet. Take a look at this photo of downtown Pittsburgh, where the locals had to travel by boat along Penn Avenue. Photo from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.
Residential scene on Greenbriar Drive - May, 1956: A neighborhood scene in Scott Township, Allegheny County. Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, 1892-1981, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center.
When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.