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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.

  • The principal airport serving Pittsburgh is Pittsburgh International Airport.

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

  • 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.

  • 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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Pittsburgh Travel Guide Enhanced ebook: Featuring: The Best of Pittsburgh's Craft Beer Scene

Cardinal Content
Released: 2015-10-25
Kindle Edition (416 pages)

Pittsburgh Travel Guide Enhanced ebook: Featuring: The Best of Pittsburgh s Craft Beer Scene
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Pittsburgh Travel Guide Enhanced Ebook

Featuring the Best of Pittsburgh's Craft Beer Scene

The Pittsburgh Travel Guide Enhanced ebook is a lot more than just an ebook on Pittsburgh. Because it is enhanced it is more than text and page images. It includes widgets and links that give you the opportunity to find much more about Pittsburgh
Along with these widgets are hundreds of text links that go to websites and social media that add extraordinary amounts of information in this travel guide.

  • Simply put, if all the information available in and through this ebook was calculated in numbers of words and images it would be in the millions of words, and tens of thousands of images.
  • All on traveling to Pittsburgh
The central parts of Pittsburgh and its neighborhoods are the focus of this Pittsburgh travel guide. We also include some great places in the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, almost all of the places and events described in this ebook are accessible without a car. That makes this guide perfect for those who are traveling to Pittsburgh on a budget or just want to see Pittsburgh at street level and not from behind a windshield.
Also, this Travel Guide is laid-out geographically. That way the places and events described are close to one another and easy to enjoy in one day. Or many days and many return trips.
A special request to our readers: PLEASE REVIEW PITTSBURGH TRAVEL GUIDE ENHANCED eBOOK. We love your opinions, even if they are not always positive, because they help us make better travel guide books.
Also, most certainly, we did not include all the great places to see, stay, eat, shop and go to in Pittsburgh. If you have a favorite we should know about, by all means let us know. Our facebook page is the first facebook widget at the beginning of this ebook. Send us a message and if we use your suggestions we will get you some nice goodies from Pittsburgh.
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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List

By Susan B. Malcolm Ph.D.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Bucket List offers a reference book to a city that "The Economist" magazine deemed as the "Most Livable City" in a Global Livability Survey of 2011. The book is designed to be a quick reference that offers a description, location, and website for 100 places or activities in areas north, east, south, and west of the city. The book also includes suggestions for more than a dozen places and activities located outside the city limits.

Pittsburgh in 1816

By Pittsburgh Carnegie Library

Released: 2013-07-19
Kindle Edition (104 pages)

Pittsburgh in 1816
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This little book will interest the Pittsburgher of 1916 chiefly because the parts and pieces of which it is made were written by men who were living here or who passed this way in 1816.

The three newspapers of the day—the Gazette, the Mercury, and the Commonwealth—have furnished, though somewhat sparingly, the items of local news. They have also furnished advertisements—these in greater abundance and variety.

The men who were the tourists of the day in America, traveling by stage, wagon, boat, or on horseback, often made Pittsburgh a stopping place in their journey. Many of them wrote books, in which may be found two or three pages, or a chapter, on the city as it appeared at that time. It is from these books that the section "Impressions of early travelers" has been gathered. The date given with these extracts is the date of publication, but the period referred to in every case is between 1815 and 1817.

In addition to these gleanings from contemporaries, a number of paragraphs from various histories of the city have been included.

The sketches that have thus been bought together do not form a systematic or well proportioned description of the city; yet they may help, through their vivid pictures and first-hand impressions, to give some idea of life in Pittsburgh a century ago.

Pittsburgh 2015 Travel Guide: Go See Do

Cardinal Content
Released: 2015-05-05
Kindle Edition (412 pages)

Pittsburgh 2015 Travel Guide: Go See Do
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Pittsburgh 2015 Travel Guide is an enhanced ebook that is so much more than just a travel guide. With hundreds of links to social media, digital media, and digital maps; along with websites, this multi-hundred page travel guide about the City of Pittsburgh's is designed to help you Go, See, and Do Pittsburgh.
It also features some of the best places to stay, shop, eat and eat & drink. Pittsburgh is becoming the focus of food fans, as it benefits from a cadre of young, dynamic Chefs who love Pittsburgh's traditional tastes as much as they enjoy serving creative new dishes. Along with great food, there is great drink, too. Especially in the places we found in 'Beerburgh.' Beer and Pittsburgh have a long and mutually rewarding relationship. The advent of the Craft Beer movement was made for a place like Pittsburgh.
But Pittsburgh is not all eating and drinking. It is an active town now with more young people than anytime since the heady days of the Industrial Revolution. The new Technology Revolution has come to Pittsburgh, and the young people who come here to study, and stay find a city rich in opportunities for their work and after work is over; Including recreation on and near the Three Rivers.
This Cardinal Content travel guide is the 4th on Pittsburgh, our home base. Like our previous Pittsburgh ebooks it is focused on the Central zones of Pittsburgh, and is friendly to travelers who come to Pittsburgh without a car. Almost all of the places, events, and sights featured in Pittsburgh 2015 are accessible by walking, bike, or public transportation. Plus, special attention is made to give visitors who are on a tight budget, value for their money.
Whether visiting Pittsburgh for a day, a night, a weekend, a holiday or staying for a lifetime, Pittsburgh 2015 travel guide helps in your journey to one of the most beautiful, interesting, and accessible places on the planet.

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

By Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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: The Story of an American City

By Stefan Lorant

Derrydale Press
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Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City follows Pittsburgh from its frontier beginnings through its evolution into the most heavily industrialized city in the world, to the city's renewal of itself as "America's Most Livable City." This beautiful volume though, is much more than the story of a single city; it is the history of the United States.

This book is based on years of research and includes contributions by such noted American historians as Henry Steele Commager and Oscar Handlin. More than 1100 pictures recreate the city's dramatic 200+year history. Featured are photographs by W. Eugene Smith, Margaret Bourke-White, Norman W. Schumm, Lorant himself and others. A chronology of events from 1717 offers historical snapshots in the day to day life of the archetypical American city.

Pittsburgh's South Side (PA) (Images of America)

By Stuart P. Boehmig

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2006-04-24
Paperback (128 pages)

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In 1763, King George III granted 3,000 acres of bottomland on the south side of the Monongahela River to Maj. Gen. John Ormsby for his service in capturing Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. Just 100 years later, this flat river plain became the center of the "Workplace of the World." Powerful industrial giants such as B. F. Jones, James Laughlin, and Henry W. Oliver were drawn to the area, making it the heart of the Industrial Revolution. Immigrants came in droves from Germany, Ireland, Scotland, England, and later from central and Eastern Europe. They crowded Carson Street with the sights and sounds of different languages, customs, and fashions. These were the people who made the steel and iron that built America. Pittsburgh's South Side is their story, a story of glass factories, steel mills, incline planes, trolley cars, saloons, and the crowded row houses where they raised their families.

Moon Pittsburgh (Moon Handbooks)

By Dan Eldridge

Eldridge, Dan
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Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from riding up the Duquesne Incline to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side to visiting the Andy Warhol Museum. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Out with the Parents, Fun and Cheap, and Go Where the Locals Go. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on the best insider spots and how to make the most of two days in the city, Moon Pittsburgh gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Lonely Planet New York New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Regional Travel Guide)

By Jeff Campbell

Brand: Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet New York New Jersey & Pennsylvania (Regional Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet knows New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania. Our 3rd edition guarantees an adventure, whether it’s shopping ’til you drop in Manhattan, wine-tasting your way around the Finger Lakes, time-warping through the small towns of Amish country, viewing Warhols in Pittsburgh, eating funnel cakes on the Jersey shore or winning big in Atlantic City.

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Extensive coverage of New York City and Philadelphia
Itineraries to inspire road tripping, gallery hopping, beach bumming and nature loving
Practical information on getting around by car, bus, plane, antique steam train or horse-drawn buggy
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Pittsburgh Then and Now (Then & Now)

By Walter C. Kidney

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Pittsburgh Then and Now matches historic images of the early city with modern photographs that show the city as a compact blend of old and new buildings. Downtown, the office blocks are punctuated by the traces of Pittsburgh's industrial heritage, the so-called "sliver" warehouses . Further out, there are older stone structures such as the Burtner House and the block house at Fort Pitt.

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