Advertisement from circa 1935 showing the Happy Cone, which later became known as the Skyscraper. Its tall, phallic shape was made possible by a specially patented scoop. COURTESY OF JUNE V. ISALY AND BRIAN BUTKO.
In 1958, Isaly's employee Carl Lueddy showed off skyscraper cones. The towering scoops were cut out of ice cream using a special spoon. Isaly's patented the spoon in the mid-'30s but had served a tall cone 20 years earlier.
Some years ago in the 1960′s Barney Bean (David William Harris) was a local Youngstown, Ohio television personality. He hosted a “Live” children’s program where he played cartoons, interviewed children on set, had guest clowns, and did short fun sketches. Beans big draw was to use the initials of a child’s name and draw a picture using them. He was quite the artist. Click the photo for the full story including a "Live" incident on local television.
Fun Facts About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - While not everyone around the country may realize it, Pittsburgh is the home of many nationally embraced inventions and celebrities. With a long history for innovation and a surprisingly scenic environment given its industrial reputation, Pittsburgh is one of America’s best kept secrets
On March 16, 1907, heavy rains and melting snow brought the river stage to 36.6 feet. Take a look at this photo of downtown Pittsburgh, where the locals had to travel by boat along Penn Avenue. Photo from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development Photographs, Detre Library & Archives, Heinz History Center.