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Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.
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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersForbes Field

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Marker at Roberto Clemente Drive, University of Pittsburgh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/8/2006

last visited: 5/6/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersAndrew Carnegie

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A poor Scottish immigrant, Carnegie became a millionaire steel magnate and proponent of the "Gospel of Wealth." Seeking to benefit society with his fortune, he built over 2,500 libraries and endowed institutions advancing education and peace.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamLich

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersStation WQED: The First Public Television Station

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Pittsburgh is the birthplace of public television. This marker is at the offices and studios of WQED TV and WQED FM. Welcome to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood!

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/5/2006

last visited: 8/4/2016

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersBarney Dreyfuss

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Marker at Posvar Hall of the University of Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/8/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersVictor Herbert

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Irish-born, educated in Europe as a cellist, Herbert conducted the Pittsburgh Orchestra here, 1898-1904. His compositions ranged from classical orchestral works to popular operettas including "Babes in Toyland" and "Naughty Marietta."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamLich

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/5/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersStephen C. Foster Memorial

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Marker at Forbes Ave. just E of Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/1/2006

last visited: 4/9/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersUniversity of Pittsburgh

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Marker at 5th Ave. & Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/4/2006

last visited: 3/31/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersV.F.W.

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Marker at 5th Ave. & Bigelow Blvd., Oakland, Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 4/4/2006

last visited: 6/10/2007

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersShadyside Iron Furnace

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It's now a hoity toity private school in an exclusive urban neighborhood, but there was once an iron furnace here. It lasted only a year. Now "snob" can be found instead of "smog."

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/5/2006

last visited: 6/21/2008

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJane Holmes (1805-1885)

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I shocked! I could find very little about this women!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/1/2010

last visited: 10/17/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersSalk Polio Vaccine

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This marker commemorates the location where Dr. Jonas Salk did the research that led to a vaccine to eradicate polio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 3/5/2006

last visited: 3/12/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFirst Drive-in Filling Station

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It took me several trips and a lot of gas to finally spot this marker on a nondescript stretch of urban landscape. There's no trace left of the first filling station.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/26/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersRobert Lee Vann

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Get a "twofer" by learning about journalists Robert Lee Vann and Frank Bolden, who both have markers here along Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 3/13/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersFrank E. Bolden (1912-2003)

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Get a "twofer" by learning about journalists Robert Lee Vann and Frank Bolden, who both have markers here along Centre Avenue in the Hill District.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 3/13/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersHomestead Grays View

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This team was in continuous operation for 38 seasons.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/30/2010

last visited: 10/11/2019

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersDaisy E. Lampkin

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From ordinary surroundings come extraordinary people. One of them was named "Daisy."

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersArt Blakey (1919-1990)

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Jazz is not my cup of tea, but I know alot of people like it!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/10/2010

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMary Lou Williams

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Called "The First Lady of the Jazz Keyboard," one of Pittsburgh's musical legends learned her music theory and practiced her piano here at Lincoln Elementary School.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/3/2006

last visited: never

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersGreenlee Field

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It only cost $100,000 to build!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 6/1/2010

last visited: never

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Signs of HistorySymbols of Industry / The Stack - Homestead PA.

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These venting stacks for the 45-inch Mill’s soaking pits where once part of the Homestead Works' Steel Mill. Located near the intersection of Sandcastle Dr. and W Waterfront Dr. Plenty of parking. Visible on Google Earth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/20/2012

last visited: 3/31/2018

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersCrawford Grill

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It is so sad to see this famous landmark closed up and put on the sale block. Hopefully someone will restore it, and the wonderful sounds of jazz will return to the Hill District.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 6/2/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersPolish Army

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Marker located at 97 S. 18th St., South Side, Pittsburgh

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kordite

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 2/18/2006

last visited: 9/9/2009

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersMary Harris "Mother" Jones

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Mary Harris "Mother" Jones claimed to be 7 years older than she really was to give the impression she was your Mother. She called the workers "her boys"!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/30/2010

last visited: 7/18/2010

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJosh Gibson

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One of Pittsburgh's greatest contributions to baseball got his start here in the Hill District. Imagine the fame and money he'd have if he played today.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/18/2006

last visited: 5/23/2017

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Pennsylvania Historical MarkersJane Grey Swisshelm

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She had a mind and wasn't afraid to use it!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Gosffo

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 5/30/2010

last visited: never

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