On 2012 March 24 (11:00 a.m. EDT Saturday morning), the historic West End Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosted a public program on urban chicken farming. Among the attendees of this program was West End Friends of the Library member Glenn A. Walsh. From 1983 to 1987, Mr. Walsh created and served as Curator of the "BioCorner" Embryology Exhibit at Pittsburgh's original Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science (a.k.a. Buhl Science Center) in Allegheny Center, where chicks (and occasionally ducklings) were hatched in front of visitors' eyes every weekend, year-round.
Arguably, at least during modern times, Buhl Planetarium conducted the first urban chicken farming within the City of Pittsburgh.
The following is an excerpt from the 2012 April issue of the monthly electronic newsletter, Best of the West, produced by the West End Branch of The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. This excerpt shows a photograph of Mr. Walsh holding a mature chicken, during the March 24 program.
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