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of years. The powerful Iroquois Nation first invaded the area in the 1600s during the Beaver Wars. When the French planted ...
of years. The powerful Iroquois Nation first invaded the area in the 1600s during the Beaver Wars. When the French planted their flag in 1749, they collided with the British Empire for control of the forks of the Ohio River and all of North America. One hundred years later, this swath of frontier wilderness became the "workplace of the world," the heart of the great Industrial Revolution. Immigrants arrived from around Europe to work in the glass, iron, and steel mills. Industrial giants such as Carnegie, Frick, Mellon, and Heinz forged their fortunes here.
Downtown Pittsburgh is the story of the great transformation of this city and its contributions to the world.
Posted February 20, 2010
I bought my dad this book for his birthday, we used to live and Pittsburgh and he paged through the book for hours. His eyes would light up when he remembered places that he had forgotten about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.