Dress All 1816 in 2016

One look is all it took for passion to bloom in 1816 Pittsburgh What to Wear? What to Wear? It wasn't a very big city, to be sure; less than 6,000 residents, but still there were balls and plenty of coming-out parties to attend. Then, there was church. What would you wear? We've been looking at 1816, the year Pittsburgh got big enough to become a city Thanks t...
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Pittsburgh’s Forgotten Tunnel

'X' marks spot of coal mine that became a tunnel. This 1910 photo, colorized for clarity, shows Smithfield Street Bridge in foreground. Incline on right carried people to a train that went through the hill. People didn't feel safe doing that, so one was built that went over Mount Washington and down the other side to catch the train to Castle Shannon. Let it Be Known: Tran...
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Be QWERTY

The Striking Story of a Keyboard Design Next generation keyboard, as in the next human generation. This child's model has the same letter arrangement as first created six generations ago. Look down at your keyboard. See it? The first six letters spell QWERTY. That's what they call the keyboard layout we've been using for 140 years: the QWERTY layout. It looks v...
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McKees Rocks Indian Mound4

Desperate Workers Used Mound to Keep Dream Alive -- As far as anyone knows, no event at the prehistoric McKees Rocks Indian Mound was as significant as what occurred 111 years ago. Thousands of people speaking a half dozen languages gathered next to what remained of the burial site. Not that anyone knew what had been there before. They were desperately focuse...
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