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I've been researching and writing about popular history since the 1980s: diners, roadside attractions, Isaly's dairy and its Klondike bar, the Lincoln Highway, and Kennywood Park.

I'm truly honored to have been named Pittsburgh City Paper Best Local Writer three times!


I'm also editor of Western Pennsylvania History magazine and designer of the Society for Commercial Archeology Journal.

I like to document the history of people and places, and hope I can inspire others to look behind the scenes and see what's beyond the horizon ... like Effie Price Gladding, who dedicated her 1915 book Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway to "Lovers of the open road and the flying wheel.”


* Kennywood, 1968. [Jack Frank].

* Irwin Isaly's. [Brian].

* White Tower, 6th Street, Pittsburgh. [Tombrock]

* Jack Rabbit, Kennywood, 2016. [Brian]

* Baywood Street bricks, LH in Ohio. [Brian].

* Looking west from East Rochester, Ohio, 1926. [University of Michigan, lhc1509].

* Author photo by Alexa Marzina.

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