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On August 4, 1927, approximately 100,000 people cheered and waved goodbye to Charles Lindbergh as he departed from Bettis Field in Mifflin Twp. (now West Mifflin) in the Spirit of St. Louis. It was part of a 22,350-mile tour of the U.S. in which he visited 82 cities in all 48 states. He started the tour less than a month after becoming the first person to complete a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

On August 4, 1927, approximately 100,000 people cheered and waved goodbye to Charles Lindbergh as he departed from Bettis Field in Mifflin Twp. (now West Mifflin) in the Spirit of St. Louis. It was part of a 22,350-mile tour of the U.S. in which he visited 82 cities in all 48 states. He started the tour less than a month after becoming the first person to complete a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Walking, Magical Mystery Scavenger Tour of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ~ Gateway to the West and steel center of the world. Named for William Pitt by Gen. Forbes after the fall of French Fort Duquesne in Laid out as a town by John Campbell in Incorporated as a city,

On August 30, 1974, the Point State Park Fountain was dedicated, marking the end of three decades of planning and construction of the park.

On August the Point State Park Fountain was dedicated, marking the end of three decades of planning and construction of the park.

On June 30, 1909, Forbes Field opened the home of the Pittsburg Pirates (this was during the time the "h" had been dropped from the end of Pittsburgh). At the time, it was the largest stadium in the world. An article in the Pittsburg Press stated: "It was difficult to estimate the attendance, for Forbes Field is so immense - so far beyond anything else in America in the way of a baseball park - that old experts, accustomed to judging crowds at a glance, were at a loss for reasonable…

On June 30, 1909, Forbes Field opened the home of the Pittsburg Pirates (this was during the time the "h" had been dropped from the end of Pittsburgh). At the time, it was the largest stadium in the world. An article in the Pittsburg Press stated: "It was difficult to estimate the attendance, for Forbes Field is so immense - so far beyond anything else in America in the way of a baseball park - that old experts, accustomed to judging crowds at a glance, were at a loss for reasonable…

On June 5, 1953, the Squirrel Hill Tunnel opened. At the time, it was the costliest single project ever undertaken by the State Highways Department at $18 million ($160 million today). The tunnel's opening placed in service the first 8-mile stretch of the Penn-Lincoln Parkway from PA-885 (Bates Street) through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel to US-22 Business (then US-22) at Churchill. The stretch cost $34 million to build ($302 million today).

On June 5, 1953, the Squirrel Hill Tunnel opened. At the time, it was the costliest single project ever undertaken by the State Highways Department at $18 million ($160 million today). The tunnel's opening placed in service the first 8-mile stretch of the Penn-Lincoln Parkway from PA-885 (Bates Street) through the Squirrel Hill Tunnel to US-22 Business (then US-22) at Churchill. The stretch cost $34 million to build ($302 million today).

Fraternal Order of Police

Fraternal Order of Police Imagery: One Eye symbolism, Masonic handshake, checkerboard patter (freemason), Pentagram

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