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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VP6_st-nicholas-church-and-mala-jaska-historical_Pittsburgh-PA.html
About 500 feet northeast of this site, St. Nicholas Church was located in an area that was once the heart of a large Croatian community called Mala Jaska. Croatian immigrants began settling in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh's North Side) in the…
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This island was known as Herr's Island for over 200 years. Named for Benjamin Herr, a Swiss Mennonite, the island became an idyllic village with fruit trees and gardens. Herr operated a water-powered mill in the back channel as packet boats floate…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VMF_the-thomas-carlins-sons-foundry-historical_Pittsburgh-PA.html
Have you ever stopped to notice a manhole cover in Carnegie? Or wondered who made repair parts for train locomotives? Or tried to invent a pair of mechanized scissors? The Thomas Carlin's Sons Foundry did! They manufactured these items and many mo…
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Moving river cargo along the Allegheny was difficult when low bridges prevented large boats from passing through. The 30th Street Bridge was the last obstruction on the Allegheny that interfered with river commerce. When replaced in 1928, the new …
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Perry Homestead Loan & Trust Company was constructed in the Classical Revival Style. Fraternal lodges and organizations were hosted on the 3rd floor; 1st floor contained a grocery store, meat market, and bicycle shop.
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Between 1890 and 1910, the highway corridor where you are now standing developed into a Croatian community known as "Mala Jaska" (or Little Jastrebarsko), after the town from which many of the immigrants came. The area was initially settled by Ger…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L8D_our-lady-of-lourdes-grotto_Pittsburgh-PA.html
Devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes In 1858 Bernadette Soubirous, a peasant girl of fourteen, reported to have witnessed apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a grotto at Lourdes, France. The figure led Bernadette to a source of a spring, instruc…
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In the late nineteenth century, Croatian immigrants fled economic hardship and settled in Allegheny City (now Pittsburgh's North Side). The Croatian immigrants were predominantly peasants living in a region comprised of one faith, one nationality,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1L81_st-nicholas-roman-catholic-croatian-church-north-side_Pittsburgh-PA.html
The first Croatian Catholic parish in America was established in 1894. The 1901 church was a center for spiritual and social Croatian culture. Croatian immigrants fled religious, economic, and political oppression to pursue new lives in Pittsburgh…
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The Pennsylvania Canal across Pennsylvania was an engineering triumph with a spectacular 37-mile railroad portage over the Allegheny Mountains. For half a century between 1820 and the Civil War, packet boats pulled by mules navigated through the c…
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