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Pittsburgh Profiles: Dahlen K. Ritchey (1910 – 2002)

Pittsburgh Profiles: 						Dahlen K. Ritchey (1910 - 2002)

Dahlen Ritchey was born January 31, 1910, and grew up in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh on Parkview Avenue.  Along with his sister Virginia, Dahlen was one of two children of Charles and Anne Ritchey.  Their father was employed at J&L Steel, and the family lived close to Forbes Field where Dahl often worked as an usher. Since Parkview Avenue was in close proximity to […]

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Roberto Clemente (1934 – 1972)

Pittsburgh Profiles: 						Roberto Clemente (1934 - 1972)

“Anytime you have an opportunity to make things better and you don’t, then you are wasting your time on this Earth.” – Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh awoke to a big snow storm on New Year’s Day in 1973.  The news that greeted Pittsburghers as they turned on their radios and televisions was unbelievable.  Tragically, their star Pirate baseball player had been taken from them in the […]

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Mr. Rogers – Pittsburgh’s Beloved Neighbor

Pittsburgh Profiles: 						Mr. Rogers - Pittsburgh’s Beloved Neighbor

The year was 1968.  Martin Luther King was assassinated.  Robert Kennedy was assassinated.  Students occupied Columbia University as Vietnam War protests break out all over the country. Riots erupted at the Democratic National Convention.  American Olympic medalists gave the Black Power salute during the medals ceremony.  Apes foretold the demise of American on the big screen with The Planet of the Apes while the younger […]

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Pittsburgh Profiles: Nellie Bly (1864 – 1922)

Pittsburgh Profiles: 						Nellie Bly (1864 - 1922)

The woman who would become famous as Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran on May 5, 1864.  She was the child of a prominent judge and a loving mother in Cochran’s Mills, PA, just forty miles east of Pittsburgh.  Before becoming known as Nellie, Jane acquired the nickname of “Pink” when her mother christened her in a bright pink gown.  Perhaps it was an […]

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The Mayors of Pittsburgh: 1794 to 1840

The Mayors of Pittsburgh: 						 1794 to 1840

The Chief Burgesses George Robinson (1794-1800) – First of the Chief Burgesses of Pittsburgh The records for leaders in Pittsburgh go back to the year 1794 with George Robinson as the first of eight Chief Burgesses of Pittsburgh. George, it seems, had a run in with the law when he was arrested by General Irvine’s troops, under the direction of President George Washington, for rebel […]

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The Mayors of Pittsburgh: 1840 to 1946

The Mayors of Pittsburgh:						 1840 to 1946

1840 to 1860 William W. Irwin (1840-1841) – Whig William Irwin had a favorite mode of transportation when he was a boy – a pony.  He acquired the nickname “pony Irwin” because he rode his pony wherever he went.   When Irwin was elected mayor of Pittsburgh in 1840, he focused on expanding the Pittsburgh’s infrastructure as well as city government.  The region was growing rapidly […]

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The Mayors of Pittsburgh: 1946 to 2014

The Mayors of Pittsburgh:						 1946 to 2014

David L. Lawrence (1946 – 1959) – Democrat In 1945, David L. Lawrence, an Irish Catholic Democrat, was elected mayor of Pittsburgh by a slim margin.  At the time, Pittsburgh was not a pretty place.  The smog was so thick that it was not unusual for men to change their white dress shirts in the middle of the day because they would become dirty from […]

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