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Pittsburgh Steelers Best Plays: The Immaculate Reception

Pittsburgh Steelers Best Plays: The Immaculate Reception

Posted May 4, 2017

In 1972, the Pittsburgh Steelers completed their fortieth season by advancing to the playoffs for only the second time, which would lead to one of the team’s best plays ever. On December 23, with 22 seconds left in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Three Rivers Stadium - now replaced by PNC Park and Heinz Field - Pittsburgh trailed the Oakland Raiders, 7-6 and faced fourth-and-10 from its 40-yard line.

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The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Creating A Steel City Arts District

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: Creating A Steel City Arts District

Posted May 1, 2017

By successfully leveraging the arts as a catalyst for economic development, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust leads one of downtown Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy, downtrodden “red-light” district into a thriving, world-class destination for arts and entertainment.

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Get to Know the Burgh

Get to Know the Burgh

Updated Feb 24, 2017

The thriving city of Pittsburgh has come a long way from its days of being known for steel mills, and today has made a new mark as a hub for healthcare innovation, robotics and high-tech corporations like Google, Apple, Uber and Intel. Since 90% of the steel factories closed their doors in the 1980’s, the City has developed a whole new economic plan that involves channeling money into the arts and other cultural initiatives, as well as efforts to make the city green. Today, the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers sparkle in the sun and the ‘Burgh is officially the fifth greenest city in America and has been named one of the best places in the world to visit! Here is a brief rundown of five essential areas in Pittsburgh that should make an appearance on any trip itinerary!

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 ABC's of Pittsburghese

ABC's of Pittsburghese

Updated Feb 24, 2017

Pittsburgh is, without a doubt, one of the most historically significant cities in the US but has been able to remain perfectly contemporary at all times. We designed this book to direct you to some of the finest restaurants and destinations Pittsburgh has to offer. Don’t be bashful...jump right in. You’ll find the city to be very hospitable and easy to navigate (seriously!).

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Steel City IQ: Fun Facts About the 'Burgh

Steel City IQ: Fun Facts About the 'Burgh

Updated Feb 24, 2017

Historical Facts

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Famous Pittsburghers

Famous Pittsburghers

Updated Feb 24, 2017

Media, Movies & Music

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The Greatest Home Run Of All Time

The Greatest Home Run Of All Time

Updated Feb 24, 2017

Bill Mazeroski will be a Pittsburgh legend forever. His home run to end the 1960 World Series against the New York Yankees is regarded by many in the sports world as the greatest home run ever hit.

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HJ Heinz

HJ Heinz

Updated Feb 24, 2017

It’s a safe bet that almost anyone who has called the U.S. home will recognize the infamous Heinz slogan “57 Varieties”. It was originally developed by the company’s founder Henry J. Heinz, who started the H.J. Heinz Company in Pittsburgh in 1876. The slogan was first introduced in 1896, after Heinz saw a New York advertisement for “21 Styles of Shoes.” Although the Heinz Company already produced more than 60 products at this time, Heinz selected the slogan to convey the clear message that his company offered a wide variety of products. Legend has it that five was his own lucky number and seven was selected for its enduring significance to people of all ages.

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