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Oakland

Photo of Santas in front of the Syria Mosque.


Narrative

Only Oakland can be Oakland.
Intellectual center of Pittsburgh, international center of medical research, the city's cultural center. The wraith of old Forbes Field hovers over this neighborhood--Pittsburgh's second center. Heavily urbanized, a "college town," it is the entrance to the charm and natural beauties of expansive Schenley Park.
Memories of Roberto Clemente and Honus Wagner remain strong here where the outfield wall of Forbes Field still stands. The landscape is dotted with the architectural genius of Henry Hornbostel--Rodef Shalom synagogue, the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, Soldiers and Sailors.

Andrew Carnegie infused great vigor into the community--spurred its growth--when he donated the Carnegie Institute to the city that made his fortune and which he always loved.
Home to WQED where Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is produced.
Here Jonas Salk conquered polio.
Rumors of things buried under old Forbes Field home plate cannot compete with the reality of the City of Pittsburgh having buried a bridge back in 1915.
Only Oakland can be Oakland.

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