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Pittsburgh is a city in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States. A population of 302,971 residents live within the city limits as of the 2020 US Census, making it the 68th-largest city in the U.S. and the second-most populous city in Pennsylvania, behind Philadelphia. The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is the anchor of Western Pennsylvania; its population of 2.37 million is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania, and the 27th-largest in the U.S.

Pittsburgh is located in the southwest of the state, at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River, forming the Ohio River. Pittsburgh is known both as "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, two inclined railways, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the Point State Park at the confluence of the rivers. The city developed as a vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest, as the mineral-rich Allegheny Mountains led to the region being contested by a number of parties.

Pittsburgh in Joe Steele[]

Mike Sullivan wondered why Pennsylvania located its capital in Harrisburg, when Philadelphia and Pittsburgh were much larger and more notable cities[1].

Pittsburgh in Southern Victory[]

Pittsburgh was the setting for a major battle between the Confederate States and the United States in 1942-3, during the Second Great War. The battle left the city a broken ruin, but halted the Confederate offensive and proved a decisive victory for the U.S.

Pittsburgh in 1920

Pittsburgh in State of Jefferson[]

Reggie Pesky was from Pittsburgh. Occasionally he would lapse into Pittsburgh slang, such as saying "yunz" for "you all." He explained to Governor of Jefferson Bill Williamson that people who spoke like this were called "yunzers."[2]

Pittsburgh in The Two Georges[]

Governor-General Sir Martin Luther King made a speech in Pittsburgh following the theft of The Two Georges, pledging every possible effort to recover the painting.[3]

While Thomas Bushell was in pursuit of the same painting, his train made a stop in Pittsburgh, en route from Doshoweh to Charleroi. The city, heart of Pennsylvania's industrial region, had an atmosphere which made New Liverpool air look and smell clean by comparison.[4]

Pittsburgh in "Under Coogan's Bluff"[]

In 2038, the Orioles time traveled to Pittsburgh in 1909. An Oriole violated the ban on getting involved with alcohol and women of the period, leading to tighter regulations on timeline contamination.

Pittsburgh in Worldwar[]

When the Race landed in mid 1942, they ran rampant across the United States, reaching as far as Pittsburgh. When Jens Larssen heard the city had fallen he wasn't surprised, but it was still like a kick to the guts anyway.

Decatur Commodore and guerrilla fighter Bobby Fiore was from Pittsburgh, where his cousin ran a bakery.

References[]

  1. Joe Steele, pg. 13
  2. "Typecasting".
  3. The Two Georges, pg. 71, HC.
  4. Ibid., pg. 199-200, HC.
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