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Duquesne Heights Incline

The Society for Preservation of the 
Duquesne Heights Incline dedicates 
the restored Lower Section 

In Memory of 

JAMES PRESKEN 

Mr. Presken worked for nearly 30 years to 

PRESERVE AND MAINTAIN THE 
ANTIQUE MACHINERY OF THIS HISTORIC INCLINE. 

His great interest, enthusiasm and appreciation for the 
equipment led to him being a very active volunteer. In 2003, 
he was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Society. 
He was named Vice-President in 2005 and served as President 
from 2008 until his death in 2010. He was tireless in his 
efforts to improve the operation of the Incline, to maintain 
its safety, and to enhance the attractiveness of this unique, 
world renowned site that he valued as part of Pittsburgh's 
rich industrial heritage. 

DEDICATED 2012

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