Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
October 23, 2019

Heinz Pier and the World’s Fairs

When Heinz started his company in 1869, international expositions introduced people to new businesses, products, and innovations from around the world. Heinz loved fairs and never missed an opportunity to use them to promote his company.

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October 16, 2019

Heinz: First Products and an Innovative Factory

By 1898, Heinz’s factory had become the largest food processing facility in the world, built of the finest brick and beautified with stained glass windows. A marvel to visitors, the factory featured all the latest technologies, including one of the first electric ventilation systems in Pittsburgh.

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October 9, 2019

Heinz: Mottoes and 57 Varieties

The most enduring of Heinz's personal mottoes: “To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.”

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September 27, 2019

Cross Creek Cabin Construction

The European settlement of Cross Creek started in the early 1770s as families from the eastern parts of Maryland and Virginia began to move into the Ohio country. The primary goal of these early settlers was to clear land and make a shelter before winter set in.

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September 23, 2019

Plant Life at Meadowcroft

The flourishing plant life at Meadowcroft has been problematic and pleasant for all us outdoor enthusiasts. Walking the wooded areas is still the best way to acquaint oneself to the wide variety of plants that grow and thrive at Meadowcroft.

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