Pittsburgh Then and Now® by Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundatio
Pittsburgh rose to industrial prominence thanks to an easy supply of coal and limestone, and by the Civil War the iron industry was thriving. Andrew Carnegie made his fortune here and Pittsburgh became the steel town, endowing Allegheny County with some architectural masterpieces. In the late twentieth century, the steel industry went into steep decline and the city has reclaimed these sites in an astonishing transformation. Pittsburgh Then and Now shows how much the city has come on its journey to a new economy. Sites include:Views from Mount Washington, Smithfield Street Bridge, Monongahela Wharf, Bouquet's Redoubt, Union Station, Sixth Street Bridge, Forbes Field, PNC Park, Duquesne Incline, Eliza Furnaces, Polish Hill, Fifth Avenue, Carnegie Institute, Cathedral of Learning, Phipps Conservatory, Pitt Stadium, Luna Park and Highland Park.
Game of My Life Pittsburgh Steelers: Memorable Stories of Steelers Football by Matt Loede
Publisher: Sports Publishing
First-person accounts of the most memorable moments in Steelers history! After enduring decades as one of professional football’s worst teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers began their streak of dominance in the 1970s, recording four world championships in that decade alone. The Steelers now share the record for most Super Bowl appearances (8) and championships (6). Now supporters of one of the NFL’s most storied franchises will go into the locker room and onto the turf with over twenty Steelers legends in this newly updated version of Game of My Life Pittsburgh Steelers. Sportswriter Matt Loede opens the doors to players’ private remembrances of how it was and how they reacted to the spotlight. Big touchdowns, career-making moments, and championship glory shared all come to the surface for Steelers of the past half-century. Readers will hear tales from Hall of Famers such as Joe Greene, Jack Ham, Mel Blount and fan favorites including Charlie Batch, Tunch Ilkin, and Mike Tomczak. Within these pages, Pittsburgh gridiron greats offer glimpses of the National Football League in the 1960s, the 1970s, and right up through the 2018 season. More than forty years of Steelers experience is represented in this collection of tales told by the men who played in some of the most memorable games in franchise history.
Such was the wisdom of the Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser in 1866 when describing a railway boss's threat to decapitate a former employee. Pittsburgh has many such stories of strange but mostly true events. Local author Thomas White delves into these lost tales, from Lewis and Clark's inauspicious start involving an intoxicated boat builder to the death ray of inventor Nikola Tesla. A 1907 lion attack at Luna Park, death by spontaneous combustion, Jack the Ripper's rumored visit to the city and an umpire who was rescued from an angry crowd by Pirates players are all part of the forgotten history of the Steel City.
When Mark Twain visited in 1884, he claimed to spy a little bit of hell in Pittsburgh's smoky appearance. Twain's observations are among the many riveting firsthand accounts and anecdotes to be found in the archives of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Great War hit home after the sinking of the Lusitania, which carried more than a dozen Pittsburgh residents. A few years later, cheering throngs of black and white residents lined downtown streets to welcome African American soldiers returning home from the conflict. The Ringling Brothers Circus held its last outdoor performance here in 1956 and left eight hundred show workers without jobs in the city. With these stories from the archives and more, veteran journalist Len Barcousky shines a light on the hidden corners of Pittsburgh's history.
The Ultimate Pittsburgh Penguins Trivia Book: A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Penguins Fans! by Ray Walker
Publisher: HRP House
Do you consider yourself a Pittsburgh Penguins fan? It's easy to see why! From Mario Lemieux to Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby to Evgeni Malkin, and all the excellent players in between, the Penguins are a star-studded, top-flight NHL franchise. But, do you know which of those players scored the most goals for the team? How about which was drafted the highest? If you think you've got what it takes to show off your expertise in all sorts of Penguins knowledge, you can put that confidence to the test with The Ultimate Pittsburgh Penguins Trivia Book! This book will set the record straight on such team history as: What celebration made history after the Pens won their first Stanley Cup Which Penguins player had his jersey retired after just 86 games Which jealous NHL team filed a protest after seeing Pittsburgh's new uniforms Which father and son shared the same nickname while playing for the Pens How a Penguins player became the team's owner while still starring on the ice Impress your friends by showing off the depth of your fandom through a series of challenging trivia questions. Select the correct option from the multiple-choice answers provided. Place your bets on whether some of the unbelievable team facts are true or false. And pick up some great anecdotes to share about all the colorful characters who make up Penguins history! Whether you've believed in the team for decades and want to show that you know your stuff, or you're new to Pittsburgh Penguins hockey and can't get soak up knowledge fast enough, this book is sure to please anyone with the good taste to call themselves a Penguins fan!
Think you know about the Pittsburgh Steelers? Put your knowledge to the test with this selection of quizzes on all things black and yellow. The book covers the whole history of the franchise, from the glorious Chuck Noll era, the renaissance under Bill Cowher and the successful teams of Mike Tomlin. The biggest names in Steelers history are present and correct so look out for questions on Terry Bradshaw, Joe Greene, Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, James Harrison and many, many more. There are 500 questions in all covering running backs and receivers, coaches and quarterbacks, pass rushers and punters and much else besides. Each quiz contains a selection of 20 questions and is either a mixed bag of pot luck testers or is centered on a specific category such as the 1990s or defense. There are easy, medium and hard questions offering something for new fans as well as professors of Pittsburgh history. Who returned a fifth successive interception for a touchdown in December 2015 to set a new NFL record? Which Steeler became the first player in NFL history to average over 100 rushing and 50 receiving yards per game in a single season? In 1992, who set the franchise record for the most rushing yards in a season with 1,690? The first draft pick of the Mike Tomlin era was used to select which defensive star? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in the Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Quiz Book.
The Ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Book: A Collection of Amazing Trivia Quizzes and Fun Facts for Die-Hard Steelers Fans! by Ray Walker
Publisher: HRP House
Do you think you're the ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers superfan?Do you have a buddy who bleeds black and gold for the Steelers?Do you want to learn about the history of your favorite six-time Super Bowl champion?Even if you couldn't answer yes to any of those questions, you will still enjoy The Ultimate Pittsburgh Steelers Trivia Book, the best book to learn about the historic Pittsburgh Steelers. This trivia book is packed with interesting facts about the Steelers from cover to cover, taking you from the tough football in western Pennsylvania to the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.In this book, you'll discover the answer to:?Which team combined with the Steelers during World War II to create a new team??How many Hall-of-Famers did the Steelers draft in 1974??Which Pittsburgh receiver was coached by Snoop Dogg in a youth football league??Which Pittsburgh draft pick won six collegiate national titles as a wrestler? ?Who was the youngest quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl?Whether you are a knowledgeable Steelers fanatic hungry for more information about your favorite team, an NFL superfan craving knowledge about the teams in the league, or just someone who enjoys learning new, interesting facts to learn new things, this book is right up your alley. You will not be disappointed when discovering the world of the Pittsburgh Steelers, so just crack open the book, sit back, relax, and enjoy the wave of knowledge.
The story of the 1969 Minnesota Vikings brings to life the last year of the old NFL and the rival AFL. It is the last year before the merger of those leagues, before artificial turf became the rage and Monday Night Football became a cultural phenomenon. It's the story of a team's rise in two years from expansion and last place to the Super Bowl, the season that launched the Vikings among the NFL's elite and ushered in a new era of pro football.
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