Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Aug. 30, 2010---Rode the subway to downtown Pittsburgh. Locals refer to these as the T-Train. A large "T" is painted on the buildings where the subway stations are located.

John Heinz History Center is a huge six story building. There were five of the floors open with exibits well positioned throughout.

Goal posts planted in the sidewalk outside the museum are from the old "Three Rivers Stadium". Steelers won about 70% of their home football games in that historic stadium before it was torn down and replaced with the new Heinz stadium.

Horse drawn carriage typical of what was used in the early years to distribute Heinz products. Originally started out by selling horseradish.

Pittsburgh is steel country. It is fitting there would be a stainless steel car on display.

Oil was used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. It had no commercial value until 1854.

Hope you can read this old advertisement. Crude oil was used for chest, windpipe and lungs, burns and scalds, deafness, sore eyes and apparently anything else that needed treatment.

First oilwell was drilled in Titus, PA.

Sports section in this museum is very large. Many champions in all different sports have come from this area. A large number of famous quarterbacks have come from the surrounding area. Joe Montana, Joe Namath, and Dan Marino to name a few.

There are so many exibits throughout this old warehouse that it is not possible to even provide samples of the many things to see. Part of the old building was originally used for ice storage.

Arnold Palmer is one of the golfing greats that came from around Pittsburgh.

Manufacturing of glass started in Pittsburgh and is still a major industry here today. There was a section dedicated to some of the early glass blowers and the story of how windows were first produced.

Perhaps some of you may remember "Morris" the cat.

Morris was the "spokescat" for 9-Lives cat food, a brand that was owned by the Heinz Company.

Heinz sells products all over the world.

veryone has very likely heard of Heinz 57.

1 comment:

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