Images of America Downtown Pittsburgh by Stuart P. Boehmig Soft Cover
Images of America Downtown Pittsburgh by Stuart P. Boehmig Soft Cover
Images of America Downtown Pittsburgh by Stuart P. Boehmig Soft Cover

Images of America Downtown Pittsburgh by Stuart P. Boehmig Soft Cover

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Images of America Downtown Pittsburgh by Stuart P. Boehmig Soft Cover
 
Images of America Downtown Pittsburgh by Stuart P. Boehmig Soft Cover
Copyright 2007
By Stuart P. Boehmig
128 pages
Soft Cover
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.
Stuart P. Boehmig is a fifth-generation Pittsburgher. He is the author of Pittsburgh's South Side.
The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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