In-Depth Series

These posts, broken into parts, take a light, but complete look at various aspects of the past.

Topics include: the craziness of the McKees Rocks Indian Mound; the wild and wooly Indian village of Logstown; Pittsburgh when a New Yorker described it as “Hell with the lid off;” the Forrest Gump character who introduced Pittsburgh to the telephone and the word “hello,” and the woman industrialist who lined rivers with bales of pot. 

Dig in and enjoy!

Mound Madness and the Sad Fate of Ancient Ones

McKees Rocks Indian Mound excavated in 1896 (colorized for clarity)

Quaint Indian Village Really Rowdy Company Town

Hell Wasn’t So Bad

A Man Who Took the Call to Change Pittsburghers

Pittsburgh’s Pot Past & Its First Woman Industrialist

Cut-away of cannabis stalk shows fiber that draws rope makers.