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2012-05-17 06:26:11

Completion is expected by late spring 2013 PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Extensive renovations and improvements to the fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh are on track and even slightly ahead of schedule after mild winter weather, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan said today. The $9.6 million project, the fountain's first major overhaul in almost 40 years, is supported by a combination of state investments and...

2011-10-11 13:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With its expansive backdrop of three major Pennsylvania rivers and abundant historic resources boasting National Historic Landmark distinction, Point State Park in Pittsburgh will host the Wild Resource Festival's annual salute to nature from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The 36-acre park is situated where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio River. "This is Point's day to shine after being selected...

2011-09-13 13:55:00

Visitors now able to enjoy refreshments, learn about park history at green facility PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Point State Park's first-ever cafe and dining patio is ready for operation with a Grand Opening celebration scheduled for Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Richard J. Allan today announced. The new Cafe at the Point is made possible with a generous gift by the employees of PNC Financial Services Group...

2009-08-27 15:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources acting Secretary John Quigley said today that the wharf areas, water access, restrooms and fountain at Point State Park in Pittsburgh will be closed for the next phase of construction beginning this week. "We remain on schedule with our complete overhaul of Point State Park as we enter these final phases of improvements to the wharf and the fountain," Quigley said. "The...

2008-07-27 03:00:30

By Richard Robbins, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 27--On a recent guided tour of the battlefield, David Miller, chief of education at Bushy Run, pointed out Edge Hill, where Bouquet's command spent the night of Aug. 5, and where, the morning of Aug. 6, they heard the battle cry of the enemy. This open, grassy field no longer resembles the colonial forest of 1763, but the topography is the same. Miller took note of the embankment that hid the retreating Redcoats from the warriors...

2008-07-13 03:00:20

By Carl Prine, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 13--During the Civil War, the Fort Pitt Foundry and Artillery Proving Grounds, located near today's Heinz History Center in the Strip District, cast what officers termed a "monster cannon." Twenty inches at the mouth, 20 feet in length, weighing nearly 117,000 pounds and able to hurl a half-ton projectile 5 miles, the U.S. Army piece was turned out in 1864. It remains one of the largest cannons ever forged in the United States and required...

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2007-05-17 00:05:00

PITTSBURGH - About two weeks ago, archaeologist Tom Kutys thought he'd found a stone wall when he came across mortared capstones in a trench at the state park that once was the site of French and British forts. Instead, archaeologists at Point State Park believe they very well might have uncovered long-buried remnants of Fort Duquesne, Pittsburgh's original fort. "If we are correct about this, we are looking at the earliest example of European masonry in Pittsburgh," said Brooke Blades, an...