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February 11, 2015
Western Pennsylvania’s Long History of Energy Production  
Almost since the nation’s birth, Western Pennsylvania has played an important role in energy production for the country.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, […]
February 11, 2015
Religion in the Pittsburgh Region
The first documented evidence of religious influence in Pittsburgh dates back to the Native Americans. When the settlers first arrived here, they found a small hill […]
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
Women Pioneers of Pittsburgh
The area was mostly occupied by Native Americans and Pioneer men in forts until the late 1700s. At that time women pioneers began to move into […]
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
Witamy! Pittsburgh’s Polish Power  
Witamy means “welcome” in Polish and is usually used in the sense of “welcome to my home.” Pittsburgh put out the welcome mat for the Polish. […]
February 11, 2015
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 […]
November 24, 2014
Hockey in Pittsburgh
When you hear “hockey” and “Pittsburgh” in the same sentence, you probably assume that the Penguins are being talked about. Contrary to popular belief, Pittsburgh did […]
November 24, 2014
The Story of Pitt Football
Nine national championships, four hall of fame coaches, countless legendary players and rabidly loyal fans.  No it’s not the Steelers but the well-kept Western PA secret […]
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