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Pittsburgh Movie History: You Ought to Be in Pictures

Pittsburgh Movie History:						You Ought to Be in Pictures

When it comes to movies, Pittsburgh is no understudy.  Since the early 1900s, the city has played a starring role in the film industry.  Whether it’s movies about Pittsburgh or movies filmed in the area, Pittsburgh and the movies have a long and storied relationship. First Theater Dedicated to Movies – the Nickelodeon Although movies weren’t invented in Pittsburgh, the city boasts the first theater […]

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Pittsburgh Zombies

Pittsburgh Zombies

With the rising popularity of zombies in American culture, many cities are fighting over the title of “Zombie Capital of the World”. There may be no settlement to this dispute, but it’s certain that Pittsburgh has strong roots in zombie pop culture history and remains an important part of what makes Pittsburgh unique. Originally, zombies in film were much different from the zombies of today. […]

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Quick Stats about Pittsburgh, PA

Quick Stats about Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh and the World 2009 Most Livable City in the US by The Economist 2009 29th Most Livable City in the World by The Economist 2008 13th Best City for Young Professionals by Forbes 2007 10th Cleanest City by Forbes 2007 Most Livable City Places Rated Almanac (formerly associated with Rand-McNally) Only city to finish in the top 20 of every edition of Places Rated […]

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Pittsburgh Firsts

Pittsburgh Firsts

19th Century 1845 – World’s first wire cable suspension aqueduct bridge was built in Pittsburgh over the Allegheny River at 11th Street. 1850s – On Seventh Avenue in Pittsburgh Samuel Kier established the Western Hemispheres first successful petroleum refinery. 1863 – William Bullock, of Pittsburgh, received a patent for the first printing press to use roll paper. 1869 – Pittsburgh’s George Westinghouse demonstrated the first […]

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Pittsburgh is a Taurus!

Pittsburgh is a Taurus!

Have you ever been in one of those conversations where people start asking questions such as “What’s Your Sign”? Okay – that’s definitely a worn-out cliché, but no matter how old that question gets, it’s still fun to talk about astrology. Because of these discussions, plus the horoscopes we read online and elsewhere, we’re all vaguely familiar with the signs of the zodiac. Bet you know […]

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Pittsburgh Urban Legends

Pittsburgh Urban Legends

Pittsburgh has its fair share of urban legends about different people, places, and events. Each legend has a few conflicting versions, but some are based on truth. We decided to cover some of the most famous local legends and uncover the truth behind them. Strange Pittsburgh Pittsburgh has a rich history and culture, but do you know about the strange side of the Steel City? […]

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Pittsburgh Zombie Contingency Plan 

Pittsburgh Zombie Contingency Plan 

Pittsburgh is no stranger to zombies on the big screen (Read Pittsburgh Zombies). A zombie apocalypse may sound like an improbable event in reality, but it’s proving to be in your best interest to prepare for one. Many of the steps you would take to survive an undead attack could also prepare you for other natural disasters. Both the Center for Disease Control and Homeland […]

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The Spirits of the Steel Mills

The Spirits of the Steel Mills

 J&L Steel Mill – Southside Steel Mill (SouthSide Works) When you’re walking up through Two Shop You’ll know someone is around If you hear a sort of clanking And a hollow moaning sound. For the ghost of Jim Grabowski Who was killed in ’22 Must forever walk through Two Shop Which I will explain to you. Jim fell into a ladle, And they couldn’t find […]

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Strange Pittsburgh

Strange Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has a rich history and culture, but do you know about the strange side of the Steel City? Westinghouse Atom Smasher Forest Hills is home to the nation’s first Van de Graaf nuclear generator, but many know it as the Westinghouse Atom Smasher. It has stood in Forest Hills since 1937, but hasn’t been active since 1958. The structure stands five stories tall and […]

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