Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh (Hardcover)

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By Thomas White, Kyle McQueen (Illustrator)
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Such was the wisdom of the Pittsburgh Daily Gazette and Advertiser in 1866 when describing a railway boss's threat to decapitate a former employee. Pittsburgh has many such stories of strange but mostly true events. Local author Thomas White delves into these lost tales, from Lewis and Clark's inauspicious start involving an intoxicated boat builder to the death ray of inventor Nikola Tesla. A 1907 lion attack at Luna Park, death by spontaneous combustion, Jack the Ripper's rumored visit to the city and an umpire who was rescued from an angry crowd by Pirates players are all part of the forgotten history of the Steel City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540205209
ISBN-10: 1540205207
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: November 9th, 2010
Pages: 162
Language: English