Pittsburgh Urban Legends

Pittsburgh Urban Legends

Strange Pittsburgh 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. Here we present some of the most famous local legends and uncover the truth behind them. Pittsburgh has a rich history and culture, but do you know about the strange side of the Steel City? Westinghouse

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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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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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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 a

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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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It’s a Family Affair for Pittsburgh Businesses

It's a Family Affair for Pittsburgh Businesses

Ford, Walmart, Hershey, Kohl’s: these large American corporations are household names.  But that wasn’t always the case.  Each of them started out as a small or family-owned business.  Henry Ford founded The Ford Motor Company when he developed methods for manufacturing automobiles.  Sam Walton had one small discount store when he went into business in 1962 in Arkansas.  Milton Hershey began selling caramels before he

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A Game Changer: Marcellus Shale

A Game Changer: Marcellus Shale

Before 1848, the non-native population of California was approximately 1,000 people. After gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill that same year, fortune hunters known as ’49ers flooded into the California territory, swelling the population of non-native Californians to 100,000 by the end of 1849 and firmly establishing San Francisco as a banking, manufacturing, shipping, and trade center of the west, a status that it still enjoys

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Investing in Pittsburgh 

Investing in Pittsburgh 

#1 Yet Again! Recently, Sperling’s Best Places compiled its list of “Best Cities to Relocate to in America,” and topping it was none other than Pittsburgh.  Among the criteria used by Sperling to evaluate the cities were such elements as people, education, crime, climate, and economy.  All these aspects taken together contributed to a factor that distinguishes our city and makes it desirable for businesses

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Pittsburgh’s Marcellus Shale 

Pittsburgh's Marcellus Shale 

Marcellus Shale: you’ve probably heard the name bandied about on the news.  So who or what is Marcellus Shale?  Well, it’s not a character from the Flintstones or the name of a Motown singer.  It is named for a town in upper New York and can be found in formations of varying thickness beneath about 60 percent of Pennsylvania.  Marcellus Shale is an enormous formation

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Chambers of Commerce in the Pittsburgh Region

Chambers of Commerce in the Pittsburgh Region

Often times, being in business can feel like a lonely pursuit, but you don’t have to go it alone. The Chamber of Commerce can be a valuable resource for you and your business. For decades, enterprising Americans have recognized the benefit of being a member of a Chamber of Commerce. The first Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1599 in Marseilles, France, and the United

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