I was reading an old magazine article on pizza and came across an interesting tidbit on the historical begginning of pizza in the US - The Colliers Magazine (March 7, 1953) early article on pizza states " Pizza crossed the Atlantic with Italian immigrants in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Probably the first pizzeria in America was at 53 1/2 Spring Street, NYC about 1895." It was later bought in 1905 and became Lombardi's. Interesting history - wonder if they are still in business anywhere ?
They also gave a dough recipe for do it yourselfers when pizza making was in it's infancy and becoming popular in the US:
Sifted Flour - 4 2/3 Cups
Leaf Lard - 2 TBL
Salt - 1/4 tsp
pepper - 1/4 tsp
yeast 1 1/4 envelopes
Warm Water 1 1/8 Cups
I haven't tried this and I would guess that most of the modern recipes are better.