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March 26, 2021

Matzah, Made in Pittsburgh

A century ago, many Jewish families in Western Pennsylvania purchased their matzah locally. Caplan Baking Company was one of the biggest and best-known Jewish bakeries in the region.

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March 3, 2021

The Rise and Fall of Pittsburgh’s Diamond Market

From 1915 until it was demolished in 1961, Diamond Market shaped the life of one of Pittsburgh’s oldest public spaces. The market hosted poultry shows and boxing matches, a roller-skating rink, and for a while, the Traffic Division of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

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January 27, 2021

The Heinz Pickle Pin

In addition to creating one of the world’s largest food companies, H.J. Heinz is remembered for his innovations in advertising and promotion. One of his smallest ideas became one of his most revolutionary: the pickle charm, now a pickle pin.

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