I received the book The 50 Cities of the U.S.A and choose one city to focus on. I did Pittsburgh,PA as this where my son was born.50 Cities full_Page_43

Some interesting facts about the city of Pittsburgh are the following:


  • BAYERNHOF MUSIC MUSEUM This castle-like house has secret passages and a collection of music boxes and automated instruments like this band organ.
  • CABBAGE ROLLS This popular dish, also known as Halupki and made with beef, rice, green pepper, and cabbage was introduced by Hungarian and Polish immigrants.
  • CAN YOU KETCHUP? In 1871, Heinz introduces the U.S. to tomato ketchup and in 1968, to individual “to go” packets.
  • CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING In the 1930s, school children donated 10 cents to help built this, the second-tallest educational building in the world.
  • CENTER FOR POSTNATURAL HISTORY On display: BioSteel™ Goats. They’ve been genetically modified to produce milk with a spider-silk protein to use in bulletproof protection!
  • DIPPY THE DINOSAUR The 90-foot, vegetarian Diplodocus carnegii was discovered in 1899. A life-sized statue sits outside the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which houses the skeleton.
  • DUQUESNE INCLINE The two rail cars of this funicular are permanently attached to the opposite ends of the same cable and need the weight of each other to move.
  • FIRST POLIO VACCINE In 1954, the University of Pittsburgh developed an important vaccine for a once widely-feared and terrible disease.
  • KENNYWOOD AMUSEMENT PARK In 1921, roller coaster legend John Miller built this park’s Jack Rabbit: a 2,132-foot-long, wooden coaster with a 70-foot-double dip.
  • MADE FOR MOVIES The Dark Knight Rises, Inspector Gadget, and Angels in the Outfield were filmed in Pittsburgh.
  • MARTHA GRAHM This inflectional and innovative dancer and choreographer has been called the “Picasso” of modern dance and grew up outside of Ptg.
  • MOUNT WASHINGTON is a dog walker’s paradise: you might spot a Great Dane, the state dog that can grow 3-feet-tall!
  • PHIPPS CONSERVATORY AND BOTANIC GARDENS Bonsai, ferns, and orchids are some of the flora on 9-1/2-acres of gardens, notable for their environmentally-friendly facilities.

Just some of the facts of the city Pittsburgh. A unique city that has a different areas within the city.

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50 Cities of the U.S.A. Book Cover 50 Cities of the U.S.A.
Gabrielle Balkan
Juvenile Nonfiction
Wide Eyed Editions
September 7, 2017

From the team that brought you The 50 States comes 50 Cities of the USA. Explore skycraper streets, museum miles, local food trucks and city parks from Anchorage to Washington D.C., and discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, culture, and diversity that have helped make America what it is today. Cities include Anchorage • Atlanta • Austin • Baltimore • Birmingham • Boise • Boston • Burlington • Charleston Charlotte • Cheyenne • Chicago • Cleveland • Columbus • Denver • Detroit • Hartford • Honolulu • Houston Indianapolis • Jacksonville • Kansas City • Las Vegas • Little Rock • Los Angeles • Louisville • Memphis Miami • Milwaukee • Minneapolis-St. Paul Nashville • New Orleans • New York • Newark • Newport • Oklahoma City • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Pittsburg • Portland, MA • Portland, OR • Rapid City • Salt Lake City • San Francisco • Santa Fe • Seattle • St. Louis • Tucson • Virginia Beach • Washington, D.C.