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Six Degrees of Pittsburgh

Six Degrees of Pittsburgh

Not long ago, the U.S. Census bureau released information indicating that Pennsylvania leads all states in the share of homeowners who have lived on their property for more than 30 years. A statistic even more revealing of Pennsylvanians’ propensity for sinking deep roots finds that 78 percent of the state’s residents were born here. In this category, we rank second to Louisiana. Having never been […]

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Neighborhood Notes: Homestead – “Spirits in the Carnegie Library of Homestead”

Neighborhood Notes: Homestead - "Spirits in the Carnegie Library of Homestead"

A dark past remains alive at the Carnegie Library of Homestead. Reports of unexplained noises and ominous figures lead many to believe the building is inhabited by restless spirits. Could the building’s connection to the 1892 Homestead Strike be the cause? The Carnegie Library of Homestead was founded in 1896 to serve a community struggling in the aftermath of a bloody battle. The Homestead Strike in 1892 pitted the steelworkers’ union against […]

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Congelier House

Congelier House

Congelier House is a monumental part of Pittsburgh’s haunted history. The terrifying story of what has been called “The Most Haunted House in America” could make one very dark and horrifying movie. In fact, some parts of the legend seem to be larger than life. Was Congelier House really filled with the tormented spirits of all those who tragically lost their lives within its walls? […]

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Dead Man’s Hollow

Dead Man's Hollow

Dead Man’s Hollow lines the Youghiogheny River outside of McKeesport and has a large list of myths and legends dating back to the 1800’s. The area is now a nature preserve that spans over 400 acres owned by the Allegheny Land Trust, but was once an important part of Pittsburgh’s industrial history. The area was originally known as the Flemming Station along the Pittsburgh & […]

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The Haunt in the Flower Shop (Etna, PA)

The Haunt in the Flower Shop (Etna, PA)

Michael Blaha Flowers is one of the oldest flower shops in the Pittsburgh area, having existed for over 100 years, and the building it resides in on Bridge Street has had an uninvited guest for just as long. When current owner David Kornely bought the shop in 1991, landlord Kevin Burke told it to him straight: “The place is haunted.” Not a believer at first, […]

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Haunted Pittsburgh: The Ghoul’s Guide to Haunting and Frightening

Haunted Pittsburgh: The Ghoul's Guide to Haunting 						and Frightening

After coming to Pittsburgh, many people fall in love with our city and never want to leave.  This seems to be true, even after death! You may not know it, but Pittsburgh is packed with poltergeists.  In 2007, The Associated Press and Ipsos conducted a poll and found that one in three people believe in ghosts.  Had they asked Pittsburghers, they might have been surprised […]

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Cool and Famous Things Made in Pittsburgh

Cool and Famous Things Made in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is known to Americans as the home of champion sports franchises, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Pittsburgh Pirates.  Of course, in Pittsburgh world renowned sports teams are just the start.  Innovative Pittsburghers have crafted everything from the steel for the Brooklyn Bridge to a famous sandwich that brings with it a true taste of Pittsburgh.  Let us take a look at a […]

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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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