TAG-O-RAMA 2018

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Ahlir
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The Wonder Bread’s company went bankrupt in 2008. It might have been a consequence of being bought earlier by a private equity concern. Or maybe the product simply lost favor in the market.

Local stories were somewhat predictable: Post-Gazette had a human-interest story on people buying and hoarding their favorite items. The Tribune had a story on how it was all the fault of the unions.

A decade later we might expect the P-G to carry the anti-union story, with maybe a sidebar on the consequent human suffering experienced by hoarders.


jonawebb
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Cementing my leadership position in this thread
I post this way
Many of you pass by this every day


Steven
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The Wonder Bread outlet was tag 146, back in March 2011, seven years ago. If the store lasted until 2008, it had been closed for just three years then.

That old tag featured a marker showing the height of the water during the 1936 flood. The building’s been there a long time.


jonawebb
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This tag’s not that hard
From the Trail it beckons
Take a ride through the yard
It will take just a Second


Ornoth
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Location: 40.434911, -79.966803

Second Ave, across from parking garage, near Thermo Fisher ,under the EFT


Ornoth
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Continuing the graf theme. This tag’s not so conveniently placed, tho. To pick up this one, you’ll need to TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY TRY to remember the main flavoring ingredient in gin.


Ahlir
Participant
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So, are you thinking of jenever or genièvre?

Yes, I know: Not strictly the ingredient thing you have in mind.
Where I come from we had Geneva gin. Work with me here…


paulheckbert
Moderator
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near Marino’s Auto Repair, Juniper St, Bloomfield


Eric
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What was the TRY TRY TRY thing about? I found the tag by the gin clue and google maps street view. But couldn’t figure out the Try.

Also, Paul, did you show it your titties?


Ornoth
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TRY this: just down the street are tags #982 and #1065.

Also, here.

  • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  Ornoth. Reason: Add article

paulheckbert
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new tag

hint: the racist sign here was probably taken down decades ago

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paulheckbert
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The sign said “No dogs or niggers allowed”. They should have saved it to put in a Museum of Pittsburgh Racism.


Eric
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as far as I remember from reading elsewhere (I wasn’t alive yet) the sign was posted AFTER the pool was desegregated, at least on paper.

 

here’s a times article about racism at swimming pools in the U.S.

there’s also a nice story on the Backstory history podcast about swimming pools and racism.  Something about black people being in the same water as whites drove whites crazy. As if the water was contaminated and that swimming in the same water would contaminate you too.  Also the sexual connotations — black men being in the pool with scantily clad white women, etc. etc.

As big orange would say, “SAD!”

History lesson is over.


paulheckbert
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The link that Eric gave,

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/01/sports/black-people-pools-racism.html

didn’t work for me, with Chrome, so there it is above. That’s a good link because it gives some history on the issue but it doesn’t give away the tag!


Eric
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Exactly. I made sure not to give away the tag. Highland Park pool is infamous, nationally, for racial incidents around desegregation of pools. Thanks for fixing the tag.


paulheckbert
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the earlier hints should be plenty, but here’s a view from the street

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fultonco
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Not sure exactly when the Hostess Outlet closed but I know it was still open between 2005-2007.  I believe it closed shortly after SCI-Pittsburgh re-opened in March 2007.  Now, they’re both closed.


jstalnaker2112
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West Penn Community Rec Center 30th St and Paulowna St

here is the other shot that has a bit more light.  Wish I had time to grab a tag after the sun was up


jstalnaker2112
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NEW TAG!

go west young man, but not all the way.

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RustyRed
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Under the West End Bridge. I love it when tags pop up a few yards from work.


RustyRed
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New Tag!

This terrifying thing seems appropriate for Halloween. It looks like he’s been Butchered and set out as a bike rack.


paulheckbert
Moderator
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Skeleton bike rack near Täkō, 214 Sixth St


paulheckbert
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new tag. He’s mesmerized by my handlebar bag.


paulheckbert
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hint: look at the time of the two previous posts


StuInMcCandless
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Gaaah, I biked right past that, an hour after it was posted. Easy pickings, folks. This tag won’t last long!


jstalnaker2112
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4th and smithfield

Dollar bank 4th and Smithfield


jstalnaker2112
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NEW TAG!

 

Newly painted with fresh fruit

 


Ornoth
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The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!


Location: 40.442122, -79.996681
Nearest intersection: Montour Way & Strawberry Way


Eric
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Ornoth
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A new tag entitled: ARGYBARGY AT THE ARCHEPARCHY!


paulheckbert
Moderator
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Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, 48 Riverview Ave


paulheckbert
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new tag with a nice view


StuInMcCandless
Participant
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Buena Vista St at Norman St.


Ornoth
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Aw poo. There goes my excuse for riding today! ;^P

Edit: OTOH, at least I don’t have to ride up those setts! ;^)


StuInMcCandless
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Mr Snickett says this is the shortest street in the Golden Triangle. (If the photo doesn’t appear, give me an hour to get home & use an actual computer to upload it. Tried two different ways to post it but I’m not sure either one worked.)


StuInMcCandless
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At long last, here’s the new tag.


Ornoth
Member
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Lemon Way… Decidedly NOT lemon fresh!


Location: 40.438483, -79.998467
Nearest intersection: Cherry Way & 4th Ave


Ornoth
Member
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Good day for a ride, if you don’t mind some headwinds. My last tag was a Big 48; this time it’s a Big 32. Should be familiar enough that I’ll skip the hintage… for now.


paulheckbert
Moderator
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Bruced, but at least I got to enjoy Lemon Way.


StuInMcCandless
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Our first bruce in a while!

Nice shot of the Christmas tree – which went up only a few hours before I took this shot Monday morning.

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