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Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
Presentation by PDG Brad Robinson and his wife: Talking Trapeze!!
Black Friday, the holiday, can be traced back to Philadelphia during the 1950s. Every year, thousands of people would flock into the shopping districts of downtown Philly. Originally, it was just flocks of people who had come into the city in preparation to see the football game that was held between the Army and Navy the Saturday following Thanksgiving. So many people would show up, that the Philadelphia police department would have to work extra shifts to deal with the extra crowds and traffic. Eventually, retailers began to offer these potential shoppers special “deals” which inflated the traffic even further. This led to traffic jams, shoplifting and sometimes assaults. As a result, some of the police officers began to refer to the day as Black Friday – a negative term which stuck almost immediately.