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Pittsburgh


Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the city itself had a population of 334,569, with 2,358,695 in the metropolitan area.

Pittsburgh is built at the confluence of three rivers (the Allegheny River, Monongahela River and the Ohio River), with the downtown area in the triangular portion of land formed by the rivers. The city is well known for its spectacular skyline of skyscrapers and bridges, the latter giving rise to two of its nicknames "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital".

As well as "The City of Bridges" and "The Bridge Capital", Pittsburgh also has a variety of other nicknames, including "City of Champions", "The 'Burgh" and "The College City". There are also nicknames linked to the city's industrial past such as "Iron City", "Steel City" and "Steel Town", and from the new industries that have arisen in the city such as "Roboburgh", which relates to Pittsburgh's growing robotics industry.

Attractions in Pittsburgh include:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Pittsburgh Facts


Here is some more information about Pittsburgh:
  • Some of the major companies with their headquarters in Pittsburgh include Heinz, PPG Industries and U.S. Steel.

  • Professional sports teams in Pittsburgh include the American football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Major League Baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the NHL ice hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

  • Perhaps the most famous educational institution in Pittsburgh is Carnegie Mellon University, which is a private research university that was founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900.

  • The principal airport for Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

  • Pittsburgh's nicknames include "Birmingham of America", "Iron City", "The 'Burgh", "The City of Bridges", "The City of Champions", "The Smoky City", and "The Steel City".

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Books About Pittsburgh


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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh: Including Allegheny and Surrounding Counties

By Donna L. Ruff

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh: Including Allegheny and Surrounding Counties
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It's Time to Take a Hike in Pittsburgh!

From a city of smokestacks to a city of culture, technology, and trees, Pittsburgh's revitalized city parks, abundant state parks, tranquil state forests, and enhanced riverfronts offer endless opportunities to hike and explore. Donna L. Ruff's 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh has something for explorers of every ability and interest. Diverse hikes include Frick Park, which can be combined with a visit to the Frick Art and Historical Center (free); Ohiopyle State Park, with views of the beautiful Youghiogheny River and Cucumber Falls; Beechwood Farms, where kids and adults can opt to participate in nature programs and walks; and Mt. Davis Natural Area, where hikers can stand on the highest point in Pennsylvania. History buffs will love Bushy Run and its museum and other historical site/hike combinations. Those seeking solitude will relish time spent walking in lovely Todd Sanctuary or one of the scenic and tranquil destinations of Forbes State Forest. Beautiful river, lake, waterfall, mountain, wildflower, and historical walks are all in your backyard. From the city's riverbanks to the Laurel Highland mountains of the south and southwest to the lakes and meadows of the north and northwest, every hiker will find trails to their liking in 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Pittsburgh.

The Great Book of Pennsylvania: The Crazy History of Pennsylvania with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States)

By Bill O'Neill

Independently published
Paperback (187 pages)

The Great Book of Pennsylvania: The Crazy History of Pennsylvania with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States)
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How much do you know about the state of Pennsylvania? There’s so much to learn about the Keystone State that even its residents don’t know. In this trivia book, you’ll learn more about Pennsylvania’s history, pop culture, inventions, sports, and more!  

In The Great Book of Pennsylvania, you’ll find the answers to the following questions:

  • How did Pennsylvania get its name? 
  • Why is it known as the “Keystone State”?
  • Do you know how Hersheypark got started?
  • Do you know which best-selling musician had her first concert at a fair in Pennsylvania?
  • Which famous board game was invented by a Pennsylvanian using stolen ideas from other board games?
  • Which famous fast food item started out in PA?
  • Who was the Stroudsburg Rain Man?
  • What places in Pennsylvania are said to be haunted?
  • Where are you most likely to find Thomas Jefferson’s ghost?

And so much more!

This book is full of facts about Pennsylvania. Some of the facts you’ll learn in this book are surprising, some are sad, and others may give you the chills. But the one thing they have in common is they’re all interesting!

Whether you’re just learning about the Keystone State or you already think you’re an expert on the state, you’re bound to learn something you didn’t know in every chapter. Your friends will be amazed at your next trivia night.   

So, what are you waiting for? Get started to learn more about Pennsylvania!

Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)

By Emily King

Moon Travel
Released: 2018-07-31
Paperback (290 pages)

Moon Pittsburgh (Travel Guide)
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Take in the young, vibrant scene of a city on the rise and learn what it really means to be a Yinzer with Moon Pittsburgh. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for history buffs, families, budget travelers, and more, all accessible by bus, train, or public transit
  • The Top Sights and Unique Experiences: Get up close and personal with dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, check out art and artifacts in Frick Park, and ponder iconic paintings at the Andy Warhol Museum. Take the incline train up Mount Washington or kayak along any of its three rivers. Explore the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh or cheer on the Steelers at Heinz Field
  • Get a Taste of the City: Feast on affordable Asian cuisine in the East End, eat a famous sandwich with fries inside at Primanti Bros, and try pierogis for a taste of traditional Pittsburgh
  • Bars and Nightlife: Sample a flight of craft brews under the stars at rooftop hotspot Biergarten, sip cocktails at a speakeasy, or rub elbows with regulars at a dive bar
  • Local insight from born and bred Pittsburgher Emily B. King
  • Day trips from Pittsburgh: Tube down the Youghiogheny River, explore vestiges of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania, or dig into apple pie in a backwoods diner
  • Maps and Tools like background information on the history and culture of the city, easy-to-read maps and neighborhood guides from the trendy Strip to high-end Shadyside
With Moon Pittsburgh's practical tips and local know-how, you can experience the best of the city.

Looking to experience more of America's city life? Try Moon Boston or Moon Philadelphia. Exploring the area? Check out Moon Pennsylvania.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Pittsburgh: The Most Essential Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) map was carefully designed to give you amazing results and make traveling easier than ever.

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The map is very detailed and it will not only give you all the available roads and routes, but also the essential information to make your Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) vacation unforgettable.

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And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time!

We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby.

In the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (United States) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more.

And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

Each kind of marking has a different color so you can easily navigate around the map and find exactly what you’re looking for within seconds.

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A Guidebook To Historic Western Pennsylvania: Revised Edition

By Helene Smith

Brand: University of Pittsburgh Press
Paperback (410 pages)

A Guidebook To Historic Western Pennsylvania: Revised Edition
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Since its first publication in 1976, this guide -  with nearly thirty thousand copies sold - has become the standard book for exploring the twenty-six counties of western Pennsylvania.  Yet in the past fourteen years, many sites have been lost through fire, demolition, or neglect - and many other sites of historical interest have been discovered and documented.  Now Helene Smith and George Swetnam have completely revised the text, updating the capsule histories, the site descriptions, and location directions (including all the new Pennsylvania road numbers), and adding several hundred new entries.

Pittsburgh, 1758-2008 (Images of America: Pennsylvania)

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2008-11-10
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Pittsburgh: 1758–2008 surveys the city’s evolution from strategic fort in the wilderness to bustling industrial workshop to high-tech center for universities and health care. A boatbuilding center and gateway to the West at the beginning of the 19th century, Pittsburgh later produced iron and steel used to construct bridges and buildings around the country and provided the cannons, shot, and ships that helped win wars around the world. In the process, Pittsburgh became a magnet for successive waves of immigrants―workers and entrepreneurs who shaped the culture and character of the city with their customs, churches, clubs, food, and an impressive collection of museums. Among its many attributes, Pittsburgh is the birthplace of Carnegie libraries in the United States, wire cable suspension bridges, the gas station, the Ferris wheel, commercial radio, public television, and bingo.

Pittsburgh Then and Now®

By Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundatio

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Pittsburgh rose to industrial prominence thanks to an easy supply of coal and limestone, and by the Civil War the iron industry was thriving. Andrew Carnegie made his fortune here and Pittsburgh became the steel town, endowing Allegheny County with some architectural masterpieces. In the late twentieth century, the steel industry went into steep decline and the city has reclaimed these sites in an astonishing transformation. Pittsburgh Then and Now shows how much the city has come on its journey to a new economy.Sites include:Views from Mount Washington, Smithfield Street Bridge, Monongahela Wharf, Bouquet's Redoubt, Union Station, Sixth Street Bridge, Forbes Field, PNC Park, Duquesne Incline, Eliza Furnaces, Polish Hill, Fifth Avenue, Carnegie Institute, Cathedral of Learning, Phipps Conservatory, Pitt Stadium, Luna Park and Highland Park.

Greater Than a Tourist - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Patrick Freed

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Greater Than a Tourist - Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new while traveling? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is just for you. Greater Than a Tourist – Pittsburgh, PA by Patrick Freed offers the inside scope on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there's nothing wrong with that, as a part of the Greater than a Tourist series this book will give you tips and a bunch of ideas from someone who lives at your next travel destination. In these pages you'll discover local advice that will help you throughout your stay. Greater than a tourist is a series of travel books written by locals. Travel like a local. Get the inside scope. Slow down, stay in one place, take your time, get to know the people and the culture of a place. Try some things off the beaten path with guidance. Patronize local business and vendors when you travel. Be willing to try something new and have the travel experience of a lifetime. By the time you finish this book, you will be excited to travel to your next destination. Ten cents of each book purchased is donated to teaching and learning.

Downtown Pittsburgh (PA) (Images of America)

By Stuart P. Boehmig

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2007-09-26
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Downtown Pittsburgh (PA) (Images of America)
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Downtown Pittsburgh is a 300-acre triangle of land where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converge to form the mighty Ohio River. Between the rivers is a tiny spit of flat-bottom land once known as the gateway to the West, the portal to a vast, remote, unexplored wilderness. Ownership of this strategic wedge of land was fiercely contested for hundreds
of years. The powerful Iroquois Nation first invaded the area in the 1600s during the Beaver Wars. When the French planted their flag in 1749, they collided with the British Empire for control of the forks of the Ohio River and all of North America. One hundred years later, this swath of frontier wilderness became the “workplace of the world,” the heart of the great Industrial Revolution. Immigrants arrived from around Europe to work in the glass, iron, and steel mills. Industrial giants such as Carnegie, Frick, Mellon, and Heinz forged their fortunes here.
Downtown Pittsburgh is the story of the great transformation of this city and its contributions to the world.

100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die, 2nd Edition (100 Things to Do Before You Die)

By Rossilynne Culgan

Reedy Press
Released: 2019-05-01
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The story of Pittsburgh’s transformation from a smoky steel town to a modern, high-tech city draws people from around the world to this corner of southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburghers are known for their deep pride in the city, and with so much to do and see (and eat!) around here it’s no wonder why.
100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die features itineraries and tips on what you’ll discover in the Steel City. Scale Mount Washington on the Incline, a century-old cable car. Admire the artwork of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol. Kayak the three rivers. History buff? Travel back in time to the drama of the Whiskey Rebellion, which unfolded right here. Devour a Primanti’s sandwich topped with french fries—and dine at Pittsburgh’s other culinary hotspots, too. Maybe even pick up a little Pittsburghese, yinz.
As a lifetime resident of southwestern Pennsylvania and a seasoned traveler, author Rossilynne Culgan combines a local’s expertise with the spirit of discovery in her hometown. With this book as your guide, you won’t miss a thing on your quest to make memories in Pittsburgh.



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