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Term: Pittsburgh

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Located at confluence of Allegheny & Monongahela, forming Ohio river; in area of valuable natural resources; contested by French, British & Amerindians in 17th cen.; developed as steel manufacturing center in 19th cen.; urban renewal since World War II. Named for Sir William Pitt, member of the English cabinet and a great government leadaer.

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American, 1928 - 1987
American, 1874 - 1960