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Johnstown shares much in common with its neighbor to the west.

By Dave Sutor

Pittsburgh, our neighbor to the west, could easily be considered Johnstown's big brother. At around 60 miles apart, the two cities share a lot of similarities. The topography is nearly the same, both were built on steel, enjoy a rich ethnic heritage, have inclined planes and plenty of bridges and share an undying passion for the same teams: Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.

Many nights, when sports contests and theater shows take place around the same time in Pittsburgh, two disparate groups of people mingle together in the Cultural District.
Fans, dressed in black-and-gold jerseys with the names Crosby, Roethlisberger and McCutchen on the back, knock down Iron City Beer, while talking about games at nearby Consol Energy Center, Heinz Field or PNC Park. Meanwhile, theater aficionados, wearing their finest dress clothes, drink martinis and discuss shows at the Benedum Center, Byham Theater and Heinz Hall.

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