thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 16, 1916
Kennywood registered as corporation. The location was a tree-filled portion of farm owned by Anthony Kenny, known as “Kenny’s Grove,” and had been a popular picnic spot since Civil War. In 1898, Monongahela Street Railway Co., seeking to increase fare profits on weekends, leased land in order to create a trolley park, which were precursors to amusements parks. The company’s chief engineer, George S. Davidson, designed the original layout and served as its first manager.

thepittsburghhistoryjournal:

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 16, 1916

Kennywood registered as corporation. The location was a tree-filled portion of farm owned by Anthony Kenny, known as “Kenny’s Grove,” and had been a popular picnic spot since Civil War. In 1898, Monongahela Street Railway Co., seeking to increase fare profits on weekends, leased land in order to create a trolley park, which were precursors to amusements parks. The company’s chief engineer, George S. Davidson, designed the original layout and served as its first manager.

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Hey followers!

I’d love it if you could give our little Pittsburgh Nerdfighter blog some feedback. What are your favorite things we post? TFiOS stuff? Pittsburgh stuff? Info about nerd meetings? What would you like to see more of? Ie, text posts? Reply to this or message and let us know!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend!


DFTBA,

Tianna

Nerdfighter Screening and Pre-Screening Meeting

For those of you who do not facebook with the rest of the world, you are cordially invited to join us for the Pittsburgh screening of A Film to Decrease World Suck (Nerdfighter Documentary) on Sunday Aug 18th, 2013 5:00pm at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater. Along with the screening you will enjoy some totes fab wizard wrock. Please bring a canned food item or 2 as admission to the event. If possible, bring you donations in a reusable shopping bag. 

If that isn’t enough, there is going to be trivia, prizes and skyping with the documentary film maker, Hannah Lindgren.

AND if that isn’t enough, we have planned a pre-screening Pittsburgh Nerdfighter meeting. We will meet in the Teen Section of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Oakland at 2:00pm.  

Please let us know if you have any questions at all! Hope to see you there :)

Calling all Pittsburgh Nerds!

If you’re in the Pittsburgh area and you are a nerd or a nerdfighter, you’ll be interested in our next Bringing Nerdy Back meeting.

Here’s the facebook event for it. It’s 1pm this Sunday, July 28th in the teen section of the Carnegie Public Library.

We’d love to see new faces & old faces and all faces in between! Come out and talk to us about your favorite fandoms and play some silly games. We don’t bite!

<3 Tianna

joshuaallenharris:

Pittsburgh walk with Dylan Priest

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Pittsburgh: The Movie

| On May 03, 2013

Yinz want action, romance, and big stars? Come dahntahn!

Where you from? Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh’s tough. This should give you chills! The Pittsburgh movie scenes are from Bridge to Nowhere, The Next Three Days, Flashdance, Abduction, The Dark Knight Rises, She’s Out of My League, Sudden Death, Jack Reacher, Adventureland, Striking Distance, Hoffa, Silence of the Lambs, Pittsburgh, Groundhog Day, Love and Other Drugs, Milk Money, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Warrior, Wonderboys, Cemetery Club, Smith, The Kill Point, Inspector Gadget, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Dawn of the Dead, Screwed, Innocent Blood, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Angels in the Outfield. And you really should make it a point to watch every single one.

This awesome video was uploaded by local cellist Aron Zelkowicz.

bobbylupin:

Castiel.. I KNOW you did not stop by Pittsburgh without saying hi! Could of took you to Primanti’s for a sammich and while we were dahn tahn we could of rode the Incline!!

bobbylupin:

Castiel.. I KNOW you did not stop by Pittsburgh without saying hi! Could of took you to Primanti’s for a sammich and while we were dahn tahn we could of rode the Incline!!

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University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Nerdfighters

Just thought I would share to everyone in the tumblr / Nerdfighter verse that if they have any intentions of coming to Pitt-Greensburg. They should know there is a club on campus called ‘Nerdfighters’ and if you are on tumblr.. I am sure you know what that means… If you go to Pitt-Greensburg / are planning to go.. you should join our facebook group!