Local History

Haunted Places in Sacramento

7 of the Most Haunted Places in Sacramento

By LeeAnn Huntoon | October 18, 2022

Sacramento carries along with it countless stories of paranormal activity and ghost sightings. Here are some of the most haunted places in Sacramento. 

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Ghost Stories and Haunted Places in Orlando

By LeeAnn Huntoon | October 7, 2022

We won’t keep you in suspense. Here are a few of the most haunted places in Orlando with ghost sightings and haunted histories. 

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Guide to visiting all of the Fred Rogers’ sites in Latrobe, PA

By Jenna McGuiggan | May 22, 2022

Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is the birthplace of Fred Rogers. Less than an hour from Pittsburgh, here is what to see in Mister Rogers’ Latrobe.

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Get to know Ed Vidunas, Pittsburgh’s Beer Historian

By Aadam Soorma | April 7, 2022

Since 1794, there have been well over 100 breweries in Allegheny County. Ed Vidunas is harnessing their stories online at PittsburghBrewers.com

National Parks Near Pittsburgh

A Guide to National Parks Near Pittsburgh

By Lindsay Patross | January 30, 2022

There are six national parks located less than two hours from Downtown Pittsburgh. Pittsburghers can visit some national historic sites in a day trip.

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Six stories of obscure Pittsburgh history you probably haven’t heard yet

By Boaz Frankel | January 29, 2022

6 fun facts about the Steel City that you may not know

Indiana, PA: The Christmas Tree Capital of the World

By Jenna McGuiggan | December 1, 2021

Tracing its Christmas Tree roots back to 1918, local farmers are keeping the Christmas spirit alive just an hour from Pittsburgh in Indiana, PA.

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Stones in the Steel City: A history of the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh

By Brian Conway | September 27, 2021

From Danceland in West View to the Igloo, we take a look at when and where the Rolling Stones have performed in Pittsburgh. 

Nazis, Intimidation, and Espionage: How a St. Charles Mansion Became Part of a WWII Conspiracy

By Kate Taylor | August 5, 2021

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood summer blockbuster — a vast campaign of espionage and propaganda taking place on U.S. soil that must be stopped before the fabric of America unravels. But this story isn’t fiction. Carried out from a stately St. Charles mansion, Baron Edgar von Spiegel, German Consul to New Orleans, undertook his campaign of intimidation, espionage, and misinformation.

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A Big Numbers Hit in 1930 Created Pittsburgh Mob Legends

By David Rotenstein | August 5, 2021

Meet some Pittsburgh mob legends and learn how a bet on the number 805 in 1930 changed gambling in the city of Pittsburgh.