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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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    By: William G. Michaud American’s retiring citizens have been at the center of much attention in the media for the past few years. Bloomberg reported that last year in the fourth quarter of 2016, the number of Americans aged 65 or older without a disability that weren’t in work rose by 800,000. As the number increases more Americans are looking for new...
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