Pittsburgh Oddcast: Pittsburgh's Worst Disaster Ever

April 10, 1845 is a date that should always be remembered

April 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm


December 7, 1941, September 11, 2001. Those are days that Americans will never forget. For Pittsburghers there is another day that should always be remembered, April 10, 1845.

It’s the day a third of our city was engulfed in flames leaving thousands homeless and costing millions of dollars in damages.

It’s a day that is supposed to live in infamy in the hearts and minds of all Pittsburghers, but most have forgotten the terrible disaster that has been lost to time.

That is until now!

On this episode of the Pittsburgh Oddcast, we dive deep into a first-hand account of the devastation and the effects the 'great conflagration' (fire) had on the people of Pittsburgh and how out of the ashes, Pittsburgh would rise to become a world-renown manufacturing powerhouse.

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