Curator's Corner: Three Rivers Improvement and Development Corporation (TRIAD)


In the late 1860s and 1870s, some of the best oarsmen in the country built their reputations on Pittsburgh's rivers. Eventually, the increased use of the rivers as commercial roadways and industrial dumping grounds made the waterways unattractive and even dangerous for sports and recreational use. Almost 100 years later, a movement emerged in Pittsburgh to revive appreciation of our rivers and riverfronts, and to develop and use them as well.
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