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.
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.
This tag’s not that hard
From the Trail it beckons
Take a ride through the yard
It will take just a Second
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…
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?
The sign said “No dogs or niggers allowed”. They should have saved it to put in a Museum of Pittsburgh Racism.
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.
The link that Eric gave,
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!
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.
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.
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
Under the West End Bridge. I love it when tags pop up a few yards from work.
This terrifying thing seems appropriate for Halloween. It looks like he’s been Butchered and set out as a bike rack.
Gaaah, I biked right past that, an hour after it was posted. Easy pickings, folks. This tag won’t last long!
Aw poo. There goes my excuse for riding today! ;^P
Edit: OTOH, at least I don’t have to ride up those setts! ;^)
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.)
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