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Western PA History: Frontiers, forts, and factories
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We've listed segments from all the Pittsburgh History Series shows related to the Western Pennsylvania History theme.

Western PA History

FYI

Forks of the Ohio
Fort Pitt
Gateway to the West
Smoky City
Steel City
Renaissance City

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Finding the right video for your lesson
1 Scan the index to find segments that fit your lesson's goals. TIP The number in the first "Tape" column identifies the show the segment is in (see key at page bottom) and links to a more complete description.
2 Preview the segments on videotape using the "time-in" and "time-out" as cues. TIP The linked descriptions include more detailed visual cues.
3 Read the FYI background article for more information about the theme. TIP If you aren't sure which segments to use, FYI recommends specific video segments related to topics.
4 Choose discussion questions and activities to tailor your lesson to your curriculum.  

Video segments for Western Pennsylvania History

Tape

Time In

Time Out

Title/Description

Relevance

DT03

5:30

7:05

The Smoky City

5

NS15

45:08

50:50

H.J. Heinz and the modern Heinz factory

5

RV05

11:50

13:24

The Mon's industrial heritage

5

RV07

22:00

23:15

Pittsburgh's 18th century river origins

5

RV09

27:00

35:20

Steamboat Age on the Rivers

5

SP05-
SP06

23:45

33:45

Science and Technology in the Strip

5

SS05

16:17

19:16

Pittsburgh's glassmaking industry

5

SS06

19:16

24:00

Iron and steel-making on the South Side

5

WA07

9:50

11:50

The Great Migration: Blacks move north to Pittsburgh

5

WA21 - WA22

51:47

53:00

Fall of the Hill

5

OK01 1:39 3:27

Oakland history

5
OK04 12:51 17:40

Schenley Park

5
HR03 9:52 13:52 Meadowcroft Rockshelter Native American site 5
HR07 26:30 31:15 Fayette County beehive coke ovens 4
OK02 3:27 4:49

Hot Metal Bridge and the Bates duel

4
OK03 9:57 12:51

Oakland Streets and Houses

4
OK06 23:55 28:24

Phipps Conservatory

4
OK07 28:24 39:55

Carnegie Museum

4
OK08 39:55 43:19

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

4
OK10 51:48 56:17

Cathedral of Learning

4
OK11 1:00:21 1:04:06

Carnegie Mellon University and Mellon Institute

4
OK15 1:08:17 1:13:30

Oakland hospitals and Family House

4

BR07

17:00

21:50

Great bridges of western PA

4

BR09

31:25

34:30

Golden age of Pittsburgh bridges

4

DT02

3:35

5:25

Fourth Avenue: Pittsburgh's Wall Street

4

DT04

&:05

8:10

Skyscraper History III: Renaissance I

4

DT05

8:10

9:00

Burke's Building

4

DT13

24:42

25:53

Early Downtown houses

4

HH08

37:36

42:55

Company houses in Marianna, Donora

4

HH12

53:20

59:0

Clayton: Home of Henry C. Frick

4

HP03

7:25

11:40

Penn's Grant churches Downtown

4

KW01

KW23

:55

55:49

3:18

58:12

Kennywood's 100 year evolution

Kennywood's designation as a National Historic Landmark

4

KW14

30:23

31:30

Kennywood's pools and its 1950's segregation and desegregation.

4

NS02

2:30

4:24

Allegheny City: The North Side

4

PR06

13:10

18:01

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

4

SS04

13:00

16:17

South Side: Old Birmingham

4

WA01-
WA02

1:35

4:45

Hill District glory days

4

HR02 3:02 9:52 Carnegie Museum's dinosaurs 3

DT15

28:30

32:13

Frick Building and leveling Grant's Hill

3

DT21

43:39

47:13

Market Square

3

HP11

37:00

39:10

Faith and action: churches getting involved in social concerns

3

NS04

8:07

9:55

West Park: First urban park

3

NS09

25:00

29:40

Ridge Ave.: North's Side's Millionaire's Row

3

NS13

39:00

41:40

Leather tanners of Spring Garden

3

NS22

1:12

1:14:30

North Side Carnegie Library

3

NS23

1:14

1:18:30

North Side Hospitals

3

HR10 43:05 49:39 Carnegie Library, Braddock 3
OK09 43:19 51:48

Oakland bookstores

3

RV08

23:15

27:00

The locks and dams

3

RV10

34:20

39:10

River Renaissance

3

RV11

39:10

43:05

Mystery of the B25

2

HR11 49:39 52:54 Cascade Theater, Warner Brothers first 2
HR12 52:54 1:01:26 Harris Theater movie posters, old newsreels 2
HR08 31:15 35:11 Standard Horse Nail Co 2