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Gambling – It’s the Name of the Game

Gambling - It's the Name of the Game

A quick scan of Pittsburgh’s newspaper archives reveals that Pittsburghers have always been fond of gambling, whether legal or not. Headlines from old issues of The Post-Gazette read like something from Al Capone’s Chicago.  “Police Seize Big Gambling Stronghold” emblazoned the front page of the January 20, 1934, issue.  “Numbers Rackets Gets Set-Back” headlined the January 26, 1942, edition.  The 1942 article details how bookies held

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Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation

Pittsburgh Parks and Recreation

When you think of a city, what comes to mind are usually the imposing steel skyscrapers, concrete canyons, and the hustle and bustle of an urban setting.  However, when it comes to Pittsburgh, you may want to think again.  While Pittsburgh may have its share of impressive edifices and busy city streets, it also has an abundance of parks and recreation facilities where residents can

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Guide to Casinos and Gaming Near Pittsburgh

Guide to Casinos and Gaming Near Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is “lucky” to be located close to so many casinos. Why, we even have one in our own back yard! But if you feel like venturing to another locale to try your luck, you don’t have to travel very far. The following is a list of gaming venues categorized by distance. All are less than 275 miles away. Some are suitable for a day’s

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Fishing in Pittsburgh

Fishing in Pittsburgh

Gone fishing?  For many Pittsburghers this favored pastime makes perfect sense.  Situated as it is at the point of three rivers, Pittsburgh offers unparalleled opportunities to cast a line.  Today, the world is taking notice.  The Steel City has recently hosted major events such as the Bassmaster Classic and the Forrest L. Wood Cup, and the popularity of fishing in the city of bridges continues

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The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of the North Shore

The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of the North Shore

Talk about makeovers! Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the banks of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers across the water from downtown Pittsburgh, is one of several areas in Pittsburgh that has undergone revitalization in recent years. In addition to cultural, historical, sporting, and recreational attractions, this area boasts some of the most beautiful views of the city-and that says a lot, as this town is packed with

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