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By Stuart P. Boehmig

Downtown Pittsburgh is a 300-acre triangle of land the place the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers converge to shape the amazing Ohio River. among the rivers is a tiny spit of flat-bottom land as soon as referred to as the gateway to the West, the portal to an unlimited, distant, unexplored desolate tract. possession of this strategic wedge of land was once fiercely contested for hundreds
of years. The robust Iroquois state first invaded the realm within the 1600s throughout the Beaver Wars. whilst the French planted their flag in 1749, they collided with the British Empire for keep watch over of the forks of the Ohio River and all of North the United States. 100 years later, this swath of frontier barren region turned the "workplace of the world," the guts of the good business Revolution. Immigrants arrived from round Europe to paintings within the glass, iron, and metal turbines. business giants similar to Carnegie, Frick, Mellon, and Heinz solid their fortunes here.
Downtown Pittsburgh is the tale of the nice transformation of this urban and its contributions to the world.

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