Odd Pittsburgh

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Andrew Limberg
July 18, 2019 - 12:12 pm
George Westinghouse – the Genius, the Inventor & the War of the Currents
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Collection of John Schalcosky
Andrew Limberg
June 20, 2019 - 1:25 pm
“Allegheny County! It’s the banner county of the Union!” – Abraham Lincoln, Pittsburgh, February 14, 1861.
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Courtesy of Heinz History Center
Andrew Limberg
June 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
"Not far from the city of McKeesport, a gnarled apple tree stump once stood at the forks of two unimportant country roads. For here, historians declare, was a relic of John Chapman, better known throughout the Ohio Valley, as the legendary Johnny Appleseed.”
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Hulton Archive / Handout
Andrew Limberg
June 06, 2019 - 1:15 pm
"As I got down before the canoe, I spent some time viewing the rivers, and the land in the fork, which I think extremely well situated for a fort, as it has the absolute command of both rivers”. George Washington, Pittsburgh 1753.
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Personal Collection of John Schalcosky - originally featured in Harper's new monthly magazine, 1874.
Andrew Limberg
May 30, 2019 - 12:56 pm
Many Pittsburghers may know of our City’s worst flood, the Great St. Patrick’s Flood of 1936, but one much more devastating seems to have washed away from people’s memories as quickly as it occurred - the Butcher’s Run Flood of 1874.
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Personal Collection of John Schalcosky
Andrew Limberg
May 16, 2019 - 11:40 am
Did you know that the only American ever arrested and accused of being the notorious ‘Jack the Ripper’ once lived in Pittsburgh!?!
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Odd PIttsburgh/ John Schalcosky's Personal Collection
Andrew Limberg
May 02, 2019 - 11:28 am
Think you know Pittsburgh Hockey history? Hockey didn’t just begin here with the Penguins. Hockey has been continually played in the Burgh since 1895. We had SIXTEEN other teams and even three All-Female hockey teams, but most have been lost to time, that is until now! In this episode of the...
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Larry Richert and John Shumway
March 15, 2019 - 10:42 am
Founder of the Odd, Mysterious and Fascinating History of Pittsburgh, John Schalcosky, joined KDKA Radio on Friday morning to talk about the history of St. Patrick's Day in Pittsburgh.
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Larry Richert and John Shumway
October 12, 2018 - 2:15 pm
The Original Oyster House celebrates an incredible anniversary and with the World Series right around the corner, John Schalcosky Founder of the Odd, Mysterious and Fascinating History of Pittsburgh takes a look at some of the most incredible Pirates World Series facts!
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