More Pittsburgh Firsts.....

These are things that were created in Pittsburgh......and were the "first" in the U.S.

  • The First Automobile gas Station - December 1913 - built by Gulf Refining Company in Pittsburgh.

  • The First Zippo Lighter - 1932 - George G. Blaisdell invented the Zippo lighter in 1932.

  • The First Polio Vaccine - March 26, 1953 - The first polio vaccine was developed by Dr. Jonas Salk, a 38 year old University of Pittsburgh researcher and professor.

  • The First Baseball Stadium in the U.S. - 1909 - Forbes Field was built in Pittsburgh, followed by similar stadiums in Chicago,Cleveland, Boston and New York.

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  1. Wow somebody was doing their Pitts
    research. All interesting facts- I 'll have to see if my parents know those, they are both from Western PA.

  2. Very interesting!!! And I agree with Teresa, you have been doing your homework on Pitts.


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