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Jewish Immigrants Have Found a Home in Pittsburgh

Jewish Immigrants Have Found a 						Home in Pittsburgh

An examination of the long history of the Jewish people reveals one of immigration to many lands across the globe. Over the millennia, whether by force, such as during the Babylonian captivity, or by necessity, because of persecution, the Diaspora has left the world with communities of Jews scattered all over the world. Pittsburgh is no exception as Jewish people have lived here since the […]

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Shining The Spotlight on Pittsburgh’s Theater Scene

Shining The Spotlight on Pittsburgh's Theater Scene

Pittsburgh has a long and vibrant theatrical history. It is reported that as early as 1765, plays, comedies and concerts were held at Fort Pitt. We’ve come a long way since those days, but Pittsburghers still loves a theatrical production, and the proliferation of theatrical venues is a testament to that. Below is a list of some of the theaters in our area offering entertainment. […]

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Come Snow or High Water, Pittsburgh Celebrates Its Irish Heritage

Come Snow or High Water, Pittsburgh Celebrates Its Irish Heritage

Pittsburgh may be most associated with black and gold, but when it comes to the Irish in the area, they’d paint the city green.  Almost from its founding there have been Irish in Pittsburgh. The first arrivals were the Scots-Irish in the 1700s, and then later in the 1800s the Irish Catholics began to arrive.  Near the middle of 1800s, The Great Potato Famine brought […]

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The Wearin’ of the Boots

The Wearin' of the Boots

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day. Shamrocks. Green beer. Parades. Rubber boots. For Floyd Hughes, my late grandfather, St. Patrick’s Day always reminded him of rubber boots. In March 1936, Pup-Pup, as his grandchild and great-grandchildren called him, was a 21-year-old shipping clerk for Eastman Kodak in Pittsburgh. He began his career at the 606 Wood St. location seven years earlier at the tender age of 14, […]

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Greeks in Pittsburgh: From a Small Country to a Large Presence

Greeks in Pittsburgh: 						From a Small Country to a Large Presence

The size of Alabama, Greece has made a huge impact on the world. The Greeks have made enormous contributions to architecture, philosophy, theater, politics and government, sports, mathematics, science, and medicine-literally all of Western Culture. Like the diminutive size of their homeland, the Greeks who came to Pittsburgh were few in number when compared to some of their other ethnic counterparts, like the Germans, Italians, […]

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Arabs in Pittsburgh

Arabs in Pittsburgh

Many cities in the United States have communities of Arabs. Although not as large as the communities in places such as Detroit, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles, Pittsburgh has a small, but thriving enclave of Arabs. The term Arab is description of people located in Western Asia and North Africa. According to the Arab American National Museum, Arab Americans come from the 22 countries that […]

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Pittsburgh: New Slovakia?

Pittsburgh:  New Slovakia?

When immigrants came to the United States, it was common for them to harken back to their homeland and name the places where they settled after their native land. Hence, we have places called New England, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, etc. Not only were regions and states named in such a manner, but there are also numerous towns, villages, and cities with names […]

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Croatia:  Small Country Has Big Impact on Pittsburgh   

Croatia:  Small Country Has Big Impact on 							Pittsburgh   

“If you have family or friends of Croatian descent around the country or across the sea, we hope you will share the Popular Pittsburgh website with them.  We believe our website is a great way for them to learn about our town and what makes Pittsburgh popular.”  – Tom Pollard Croatia is a bit smaller than the state of West Virginia.  Nevertheless, this tiny country […]

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Germans Find Pittsburgh to be Wunderbar!

Germans Find Pittsburgh to be Wunderbar!

“If you have family or friends of German descent around the country or across the sea, we hope you will share the Popular Pittsburgh website with them.  We believe our website is a great way for them to learn about our town and what makes Pittsburgh popular.”  – Tom Pollard If cities have heartbeats, then Pittsburgh’s must thump like an oom pah pah band.  Many […]

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Indian Community at Home in Pittsburgh  

Indian Community at Home in Pittsburgh  

“If you have family or friends in India, we hope you will share the Popular Pittsburgh website with them.  If your business has employees in India, we believe our website is a great way for them to learn about our town and what makes Pittsburgh popular.”  – Tom Pollard As everyone knows, Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain in 1492 in search of a passage to […]

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