Thursday, February 22, 2007

More Pittsburgh Firsts

The big Mac-1967
Created by Jim Delligatti at his Uniontown Mcdonald's, the Big Mac debuted and was test marketed in three other Pittsburgh-area Mcdonald's restaurants in 1967. By 1968 it was a mainstay on McDonald's menus throughout the country.

First Ferris Wheel 1892
Invented by Pittsburgh Native and civil engineer, George Washington Gale Ferris. The first ferris wheel was in operation at the World's Fair in Chicago.It was over 264 feet high and was capable of carrying more than 2,000 passengers at a time.

First All Aluminum Building - ALCOA - August 1953
The all aluminum faced skyscraper was the Alcoa Building, a 30 story,410 foot structure
with thin stamped aluminum panels forming the exterior walls.


Susie said...

My husband and I ate at McDonalds when we were dating in 66-67. A hamburger was 19¢!
I didn't know the Big Mac originated in Pittsburgh..
PS made the soup... it was delish!

Tori said...

Wow Suzy, that's pretty interesting. Enjoyed those tidbits of info.