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The History of Pittsburgh

The History of Pittsburgh – Sarah Hutchins Killikelly

Miss Killikelly’s book is more than a history of Pittsburgh, and all but serves as a history of Allegheny County, of which Pittsburgh has long been the metropolis, and which since the creation of the Greater Pittsburgh — brought about since this book was published — stands more than ever as the expression of the civic activities of its adjacent territory. With the chief facts of the early history of Pittsburgh, especially with those that center around Fort Duquesne, most readers of Pennsylvania history are fairly familiar. The story of these early days lose nothing in Miss Killikelly’s retelling. Very marvelous, indeed, has been the growth of this great Pennsylvania city. A record of its population in 1761 gives the number of men as 324, the women 92 and children 47, living outside the garrison; the number of houses with owners‘ names was 220. At this period the town was divided into a Lower and Upper Town; the „King’s Gardens“ stretching along the Allegheny, with a background of wheatfields. The residence of the commandant, a substantial brick building within the fort, was the most pretentious house. In 1815 the population had increased to nearly 10,000. The subsequent history of this city is too detailed to be summarized. Miss Killikelly tells the story in ample manner, yet without any overloading of unessential facts. Her pages throb with the active, busy life that has made Pittsburgh so pre-eminently a manufacturing center, and she tells the story of its commercial, industrial and cultural progress with the skill of a practiced writer. Pittsburgh is probably the most misunderstood city in the United States, and Miss Killikelly is entitled to cordial thanks for her entirely readable account. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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History of Pittsburgh Volume 2

History of Pittsburgh Volume 2 – George Thornton Fleming

The selection of Mr. Fleming to prepare this history of Pittsburgh, and the region round about, was most fortunate for the city. He was not only a sturdy grubber after facts but had the ability to dress them up in pleasing style and set them in graceful order. This book is valuable not only as a narrative of historic events, but as a compendium of facts relating to men and matters, events and happenings pertaining to the triumphant growth of Pittsburgh, its institutions, and its fame. It is as encyclopedic as entertaining and facilitates the finding of whatsoever data that may be desired. It will be very hard to find another book on the history of Pittsburgh that is as detailed as Mr. Fleming’s. This is volume two out of two.

History of Pittsburgh Volume 2

History of Pittsburgh Volume 2

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History of Pittsburgh Volume 2.

ISBN: 9783849674373.

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Basics on Pittsburgh (from Wikipedia):

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U.S. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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History of Pittsburgh Volume 1

History of Pittsburgh Volume 1 – George Thornton Fleming

The selection of Mr. Fleming to prepare this history of Pittsburgh, and the region round about, was most fortunate for the city. He was not only a sturdy grubber after facts but had the ability to dress them up in pleasing style and set them in graceful order. This book is valuable not only as a narrative of historic events, but as a compendium of facts relating to men and matters, events and happenings pertaining to the triumphant growth of Pittsburgh, its institutions, and its fame. It is as encyclopedic as entertaining and facilitates the finding of whatsoever data that may be desired. It will be very hard to find another book on the history of Pittsburgh that is as detailed as Mr. Fleming’s. This is volume one out of two.

History of Pittsburgh Volume 1

History of Pittsburgh Volume 1

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History of Pittsburgh Volume 1.

ISBN: 9783849674366.

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Basics on Pittsburgh (from Wikipedia):

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U.S. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Old Pittsburgh Days

Old Pittsburgh Days – Thomas Jefferson Chapman.

There is no foot of American soil richer in historical incident than the point of land at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. Here began that struggle between France and England which was destined to involve many nations in its course, to endure through two generations, and cover with its ravages the face of the civilized world. About the rude fortification at the head of the Ohio cluster a score of names illustrious on the page of history. The author has aimed to present a sketch of the origin and early development of the city that should be correct as to matters of fact and as attractive as possible.

Old Pittsburgh Days

Old Pittsburgh Days

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Old Pittsburgh Days.

ISBN: 9783849675271.

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Basics on Pittsburgh (from Wikipedia):

Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County. As of 2017, a total population of 305,704 lives within the city limits, making it the 63rd-largest city in the U.S. The metropolitan population of 2,353,045 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia, the second-largest in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia), and the 26th-largest in the U.S. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Allegheny County: Its Early History and Subsequent Development

Allegheny County: Its Early History and Subsequent Development – Lambing/White.

A history of the early settlement of Allegheny County, of the midnight raids by the Indians, of the bloody battles, of the hardships and privations endured by the pioneers, and, later on, by the wonderful development and growth of the same during the past century cannot but be interesting to every citizen of the county.

Allegheny County: Its Early History and Subsequent Development

Allegheny County: Its Early History and Subsequent Development

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Allegheny County: Its Early History and Subsequent Development.

ISBN: 9783849675691.

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Basics on Allegheny County, Pa.(from Wikipedia):

Allegheny County is a county in the southwest of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2016 the population was 1,225,365, making it the state’s second-most populous county, following Philadelphia County. The county seat is Pittsburgh. Allegheny County is included in the Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and in the Pittsburgh Designated Market Area.

Allegheny was Pennsylvania’s first to bear a Native American name, being named after the Allegheny River. The word „Allegheny“ is of Lenape origin, with uncertain meaning. It is usually said to mean „fine river“, but sometimes said to refer to an ancient mythical tribe called „Allegewi“ that lived along the river before being destroyed by the Lenape. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Philadelphia – A History of the City and its People

Philadelphia – A History of the City and its People – Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer

Dr. Oberholtzer was engaged upon this book for many months. He has aimed to present the people of Philadelphia, as well as the details of their government, and he has opened new sources of information and presents new aspects in the life of the city. His detailed and thoroughly investigated narrative covers a time of 225 years and gives in-depth insights on the foundation of the town, the Civil War years, the Declaration of Independence and many events more.

Philadelphia - A History of the City and its People

Philadelphia – A History of the City and its People

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Philadelphia – A History of the City and its People.

ISBN: 9783849677831

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Philadelphia Basics (from Wikipedia):

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley—a region located in the Northeastern United States at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers with 7.2 million people residing in the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Historic Mansions and Buildings of Philadelphia

The Historic Mansions and Buildings of Philadelphia – Thompson Westcott

Mr. Thompson Westcott, the author, is perfectly at home on this subject, having written „The Guide Book to Philadelphia,“ and a history of the city. In the present volume, he has given a description of all the interesting historic buildings of the city, e.g. Penn’s Cottage, Swedes’ Church, Bartram’s House, Christ Church, Independence Hall, the Slate Roof House or Mount Pleasant, together with a notice of their owners and occupants.

The Historic Mansions and Buildings of Philadelphia

The Historic Mansions and Buildings of Philadelphia

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The Historic Mansions and Buildings of Philadelphia.

ISBN: 9783849677824

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Philadelphia Basics (from Wikipedia):

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley—a region located in the Northeastern United States at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers with 7.2 million people residing in the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Story of Philadelphia

The Story of Philadelphia – Lilian Ione Rhoades

Philadelphia is especially rich in historic associations. In its halls were enunciated those principles of human rights that gave birth to free institutions. Here were assembled those patriotic men whose wise words and brave deeds laid the foundations and gave shape to the temple of American liberty. Here was written the Declaration of Independence, the most -distinguished state paper ever drafted by human pen. Here stands Independence Hall, in which that Declaration was debated, adopted, and signed. Here, in a little house, still standing, was designed the American flag, that now floats over the grandest nation of all time. Here, in one of our streets, was sent up the silken kite that proved the identity of the electric spark and the lightning’s flash. Here are buildings hallowed by the presence of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Franklin.The object of “ The Story of Philadelphia“ is to present, in condensed form, some of the most interesting events in the history of the city. The story is one of patriotic interest, and no one can follow it without feeling a deeper pride in the city and its institutions. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Book of Philadelphia

The Book of Philadelphia – Robert Shackleton

The book of Philadelphia is a title suggestive of a large task. Philadelphia is complex, old, still growing, and he who understands her and writes of his understanding so that others may share it must have energy, insight, and skill. Mr. Shackleton’s book bears ample evidence of his powers as an interpreter; his previous efforts at baring the souls of New York and Boston have given him a penetrating vision and a sureness of touch that find full scope in his book of Philadelphia. He has given us far more than a guidebook for the tourist or casual sojourner; his observations and comments have a character that should make the book even more valuable to Philadelphians than to outsiders.

The Book of Philadelphia

The Book of Philadelphia

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The Book of Philadelphia

ISBN: 9783849684839

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Philadelphia Basics (from Wikipedia):

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley—a region located in the Northeastern United States at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers with 7.2 million people residing in the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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