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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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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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