Remembering Pittsburgh: An "Eyewitness" History of the Steel City

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The doomed Whiskey Rebellion, the Great Fire that destroyed a third of the city in 1845 and Lincoln's speech urging residents to shun talk of secession--all have made the pages of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and its predecessors. Since 1786, the paper has covered local events, and reporter Len Barcousky is a part of this long tradition. This collection of his "Eyewitness" columns draws on next-day stories to tell the history of the city, from President Coolidge's almost-silent visit in 1927 to a report on the first woman hanged in Allegheny County. Join Barcousky as he vividly recounts the compelling history of the Steel City.
ISBN: 9781609490089
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Pennsylvania
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 38
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Len Barcousky started writing for newspapers in 1970 and has never stopped. Along the way, he took breaks to earn degrees at Penn State in English and at Columbia University in business. Since 1986, he has been a reporter and editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the oldest newspaper west of the Allegheny Mountains. He and his family live in Ben Avon, Pennsylvania.
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