“He was the most present and genuine person I’ve ever met.”
People built the Steel City. People made Pittsburgh the way it was in the past and the way it is today — people whose names you know and those who have been forgotten. Here, you’ll find some of their stories.
“People have said I’m too small for the pros,” Tony Dorsett said in 1974. “But I know I can run. I might get beat up a little bit doing it, but I can take a beating.”
Nettie Gordon proved untouchable as a keeper of bawdy houses.
“He had a rare gift for seeing the world in bright shades, and an even more uncommon gift for finding ways to share that vision with those for whom life had become cast in shades of hopeless gray.”