History UsefulNotes / Pittsburgh

17th Apr '16 3:13:37 PM themisterfree
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* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' (Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe and lived most of his life in Pittsburgh. The show was produced by the local PBS affilate: WQED.)

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* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' (Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe and lived most of his life in Pittsburgh. The show was produced by the local PBS affilate: WQED. They've even got an (admittedly odd-looking) statue of him on the North Shore.)
10th Mar '16 8:53:37 AM harotype
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** Andrew '''Carnegie''': Moved to Pittsburgh from Scotland when he was 12. Started as a factory worker and worked his way to the top and beyond. The Carnegie Steel Company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. In his later years, he turned to philanthropy building libraries and schools. Despite all his giving, he still died a very wealthy man. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-''nay''-gie". The Carnegie Library System, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, the Borough of Carnegie...

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** Andrew '''Carnegie''': Moved to Pittsburgh from Scotland when he was 12. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-NAY-gie". Started as a factory worker and worked his way to the top and beyond. The Carnegie Steel Company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. In his later years, he turned to philanthropy building libraries and schools. Despite all his giving, he still died a very wealthy man. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-''nay''-gie". The Carnegie Library System, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, the Borough of Carnegie...



** Andy '''Warhol''': actually Andrew Warhola, but definitely from Pittsburgh; he's buried south of the city. Mr. Pop Culture has the world's largest museum dedicated to a single artist, as well as the Andy Warhol Bridge.



* PollutedWasteland in the 1960s, though it has cleaned itself up significantly since then. There were times during the steel industry's heyday when the smog was so bad the streetlights had to be left on ''at midday''.

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* PollutedWasteland in PollutedWasteland: In the 1960s, 1940s, though it has cleaned itself up significantly unrecognizably since then. There were times during the steel industry's heyday when the smog was so bad the streetlights had to be left on ''at midday''.
22nd Feb '16 6:52:33 PM karstovich2
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Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania, behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.

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Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}}, behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.
20th Feb '16 8:38:11 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.

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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born Creator/MingNaWen (Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.)
20th Feb '16 8:35:42 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.

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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.
20th Feb '16 8:34:18 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.
17th Jan '16 3:15:32 PM Drcynic24
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** A common one tends to be outsiders looking down on the city. This one popped up a few times such as when a Denver sportswriter made allusions that the city was dirty because of the long gone steel mills and when reporters audibly laughed at President Obama's decision to have the city host the G20 Summit. Both instances sparked the anger of the city's residents.
15th Jan '16 9:45:31 PM nombretomado
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* The TV Movie version of ''TheStand'', the local [[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=armstrong+tunnel+pittsburgh&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Armstrong+Tunnel,+Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania+15219&gl=us&ei=woGwTNWyI8T7lwey6ajlDw&sqi=2&ved=0CBQQ8gEwAA&ll=40.437532,-79.991809&spn=0.001739,0.005284&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.43788,-79.992108&panoid=8Y86SP1mktbfWWWgLv2evQ&cbp=12,153.58,,0,-1.58 Armstrong Tunnel]] (which goes under Duquesne University and empties out onto the 10th Street Bridge), stands in for the Lincoln Tunnel in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.

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* The TV Movie movie version of ''TheStand'', ''Series/TheStand'', the local [[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=armstrong+tunnel+pittsburgh&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Armstrong+Tunnel,+Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania+15219&gl=us&ei=woGwTNWyI8T7lwey6ajlDw&sqi=2&ved=0CBQQ8gEwAA&ll=40.437532,-79.991809&spn=0.001739,0.005284&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.43788,-79.992108&panoid=8Y86SP1mktbfWWWgLv2evQ&cbp=12,153.58,,0,-1.58 Armstrong Tunnel]] (which goes under Duquesne University and empties out onto the 10th Street Bridge), stands in for the Lincoln Tunnel in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
26th Dec '15 10:03:56 AM Julia1984
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* The 2015 film ''Film/{{Concussion}}'' tells the story of how a local coroner's assistant began his study into the prolonged effects of concussions on football players by studying the brains of Pittsburgh Steelers, starting with his autopsy of Mike Webster.
15th Dec '15 2:41:36 PM Drcynic24
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[LessEmbarrassingTerm gold]]'''").

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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[LessEmbarrassingTerm '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").
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