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Rivers and Valleys: Geography and topography
Related Video Segments

We've listed segments from all the Pittsburgh History Series shows related to the Rivers and Valleys theme.

Rivers and Valleys

FYI

Making mountains
Rolling on rivers
Moving mountains
Burgh & burbs
Cleaning up

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Finding the right video for your lesson
1 Scan the index to find segments that fit your lesson's goals. TIP The number in the first "Tape" column identifies the show the segment is in (see key at page bottom) and links to a more complete description.
2 Preview the segments on videotape using the "time-in" and "time-out" as cues. TIP The linked descriptions include more detailed visual cues.
3 Read the FYI background article for more information about the theme. TIP If you aren't sure which segments to use, FYI recommends specific video segments related to topics.
4 Choose discussion questions and activities to tailor your lesson to your curriculum.  

Video segments for Rivers and Valleys

Tape

Time In

Time Out

Title/Description

Relevance

KW03
KW06

7:29

12:30

9:40

12:59

Kennywood's beginnings as a trolley park

5

PR06

13:10

18:01

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

5

PR13

37:57

43:00

Pennsylvania Turnpikes

5

RV01
RV02
RV03

2:18

9:44

The Allegheny River

5

RV06

13:24

22:00

A day in the life of a towboat

5

RV08

23:15

27:00

Locks and dams

5

SF02

3:40

18:40

Pittsburgh's Inclines

5

BR03

6:00

10:30

City of bridges

4

DT03

5:30

7:05

The Smoky City

4

DT15

28:30

32:13

Frick Building and leveling Grant's Hill

4

DT19

40:43

41:41

PRR Station: Gateway to the early 20th century city

4

PR14

43:00

46:09

Memories of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

4

PR16

48:04

52:39

Route 30: The Lincoln Highway

4

PR17

52:39

57:07

Motels

4

RV04

9:44

11:50

The Mon's West Virginia origins

4

RV05

11:50

13:24

The Mon's industrial heritage

4

RV07

22:00

23:15

Pittsburgh's origins at the Forks of the Ohio

4

RV09

27:00

35:20

Flatboats, keelboats, and steamboats

4

RV12

43:05

45:00

Geology of the "Fourth River"

4

SF11

54:31

59:46

Early airports: Rogers and Bettis' Fields and the Greater Pittsburgh Airport

4

SP16

1:08:47

1:15:00

Transporting goods: Break-bulk district

4

TH04

24:00

31:00

Streetcars

4

OK04 12:51 17:40

Schenley Park

4
OK06 23:55 28:24

Phipps Conservatory

4
HR02 3:02 9:52 Carnegie Museum's dinosaurs 3
HR03 9:52 13:52 Meadowcroft Rockshelter Native American site 3
HR07 26:30 31:15 Fayette County beehive coke ovens 3
HR08 31:15 35:11 Standard Horse Nail Co 3
HR14 1:07:28 1:10:55 Sewickley Train Station 3
HR16 1:13:51 1:19:40 The Belt System of road markers 3

NS04

8:00

9:50

West Park: Pittsburgh's earliest urban park

3

NS20

1:04:30

1:10:20

Urban renewal and community

3

PR02

2:14

6:10

Pymatuming Dam fish

3

PR04

7:43

10:13

U.S. Route 6 and Kinzua Bridge train trestle

3

PR15, PR17

46:09

48:04

Roadside Architecture

3

OK05 17:40 23:55

Vintage Grand Prix

3
OK07 34:22 39:55

Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Bug Room

3

RV13

45:00

49:05

Drinking the water

3

SS16

1:01

1:06

Houses on the South Side Flats and Slopes

3

DT07

11:33

15:04

Bike messengers Downtown

2

NS13

39:40

41:40

Tanneries in the Spring Garden hills

2

NS25

1:24:28

END

Allegheny Observatory (bio Brashear)

2

RV10

24:20

39:10

River Renaissance in the 1950-60s: ALCOSAN and the Gateway Clipper

2

SP03

10:34

12:20

The Strip

2