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Skyline - Pittsburgh, Pa.
"As seen from across the Monongahela River showing the new giant skyscraper office buildings rising in the very heart of the Golden Triangle. To the left of the picture and near the apex of the famous Point, can be seen three of the Gateway Center Office Buildings. When the project is completed there will be nine of these huge buildings at this location, and 36 acres will provide a fitting center for Fort Pitt."

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Skyline - Pittsburgh, Pa.

"As seen from across the Monongahela River showing the new giant skyscraper office buildings rising in the very heart of the Golden Triangle. To the left of the picture and near the apex of the famous Point, can be seen three of the Gateway Center Office Buildings. When the project is completed there will be nine of these huge buildings at this location, and 36 acres will provide a fitting center for Fort Pitt."

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Engraving of Lord John Dunmore, Charles B. Hall (via) 
On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 6, 1774 
The unsettled boundary between Pennsylvania and Virginia became hotly contested when Dr. John Connolly posted a proclamation on the walls of Fort Pitt to announce his appointment by Lord Dunmore, governor of the southern colony, as “Captain, Commandant of the Militia of Pittsburgh and its Dependencies.” He ordered the people to assemble as a militia on January 25. [Historic Pittsburgh] 

Engraving of Lord John Dunmore, Charles B. Hall (via

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: January 6, 1774 

The unsettled boundary between Pennsylvania and Virginia became hotly contested when Dr. John Connolly posted a proclamation on the walls of Fort Pitt to announce his appointment by Lord Dunmore, governor of the southern colony, as “Captain, Commandant of the Militia of Pittsburgh and its Dependencies.” He ordered the people to assemble as a militia on January 25. [Historic Pittsburgh

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 23, 1753
Maj. George Washington, 21, emissary from Virginia’s Governor Robert Dinwiddie to the French commandant at Fort LeBoeuf on French Creek (now Waterford, Pa.), observed the land at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers (where Pittsburgh is today) and described it as “extremely well situated for a Fort; as it has the absolute Command of both Rivers. The Land at the Point is 20 or 25 Feet above the common Surface of the Water; and a considerable Bottom of flat, well timbered Land all around it very convenient for Building.” [Historic Pittsburgh] 

On This Day in Pittsburgh History: November 23, 1753

Maj. George Washington, 21, emissary from Virginia’s Governor Robert Dinwiddie to the French commandant at Fort LeBoeuf on French Creek (now Waterford, Pa.), observed the land at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers (where Pittsburgh is today) and described it as “extremely well situated for a Fort; as it has the absolute Command of both Rivers. The Land at the Point is 20 or 25 Feet above the common Surface of the Water; and a considerable Bottom of flat, well timbered Land all around it very convenient for Building.” [Historic Pittsburgh