History

February 11, 2015
The Terrible Towel is Poised to Strike! 
Pittsburghers are no strangers to talismans.  During the 1966 Pirates baseball season, legendary broadcaster Bob Prince introduced the Green Weenie, a green plastic rattle that was […]
February 11, 2015
Three Tragedies That Changed Pittsburgh
Explosions, fires, floods: it sometimes seems as if we are living in cataclysmic times, but if you open a book on the history of Pittsburgh, you’ll […]
February 11, 2015
Three Rivers Run Through It
If cities were alive, rivers would be their arteries. Since time immemorial, rivers have been the lifeblood of civilization. The greatest cities in the world are […]
February 11, 2015
Washington and Guyasuta: When Giants Truly Walked the Earth
When necessary, two disparate individuals can often forge a relationship based on a commonality, be it a mutual cause, a belief, a similar situation, or a […]
February 11, 2015
What’s in an H?
What’s in a name? Well, if it’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then it’s an ‘h’. Of the many other Pittsburgs—some 20 towns in New Hampshire, Maine, Illinois, Kansas, […]
February 11, 2015
Greeks in Pittsburgh
Greece has made a huge impact on the world. The Greeks have made enormous contributions to architecture, philosophy, theater, politics and government, sports, mathematics, science, and […]
February 11, 2015
Arabs in Pittsburgh
Many cities in the United States have communities of Arabs. Although not as large as the communities in places such as Detroit, Washington, D.C., or Los […]
February 11, 2015
Pittsburgh: New Slovakia?
When Slovakian immigrants came to the United States it was common for them to name settlements after their native land. That’s why we have places called […]
February 11, 2015
Croatia’s Big Impact on Pittsburgh
Croatia is a bit smaller than the state of West Virginia. Many Croatian immigrants settled in the Pittsburgh region. Therefore, this tiny country in southeastern Europe […]
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