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The convergence is at Point State Park and is referred to as "the Point. The 80th meridian west passes directly through the city's downtown.
On March 8, Bedford County, Pennsylvania was created to govern the frontier. More than a quarter of neighborhood names make reference to "hills," "heights," or similar features. They include hundreds of streets composed entirely of stairs, and many other steep streets with stairs for sidewalks.
During the late s recessionPittsburgh was economically strong, adding jobs when most cities were losing them. By the s, Pittsburgh was one of the largest cities west of the Allegheny Mountains.
General John Forbes finally took the forks in Downtown Pittsburgh and the Duquesne Incline from Mt. There were massive layoffs from mill and plant closures.
The city's population swelled to more than a half million, attracting numerous European immigrants to its industrial jobs. Manufacturing was key to growth of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.
ByPittsburgh was the nation's 8th-largest cityaccounting for between one-third and one- half of national steel output. Fort Pitt is notable as the site of an early use of smallpox for biological warfare. The Great Fire of Pittsburgh destroyed over a thousand buildings in The industrial base continued to expand through the s, but beginning in the early three rivers casino pittsburgh both the area's steel and electronics industries imploded during national industrial restructuring.
Michael Bezallion was the first to describe the forks of the Ohio in a manuscript, and later that year European fur traders established area posts and settlements. Forbes began construction on Fort Pittnamed after William Pitt the Elder while the settlement was named "Pittsborough".
One of its earliest industries was boat building for settlers of the Ohio Country. The city is on the Allegheny Plateauwithin the ecoregion of the Western Allegheny Plateau The Downtown area also known as the Golden Triangle sits where the Allegheny River flowing from the northeast and Monongahela River from the southeast form the Ohio River.
On March 18,the year-old local government became a city. Pittsburgh became a possession of Pennsylvania in The following year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was started, and inthe Pittsburgh Academy was chartered.