What am I noting on tattoo Tuesday?November 25, 2014
We are coming up on the anniversary of the founding of Pittsburgh on November 27, 1758.
I thought this from Wiki was interesting:
Pittsburgh was named in 1758 by General John Forbes in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. Forbes was a Scotsman and it is conjectured that the pronunciation was originally intended to be /ˈpɪtsb(ə)rə/ PITS-brəor PITS-bə-rə(similar to Edinburgh). Pittsburgh was incorporated as a township in 1771 and as a borough on April 22, 1794 with the following Act: “Be it enacted by the Pennsylvania State Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania…by the authority of the same, that the said town of Pittsburgh shall be…erected into a borough, which shall be called the borough of Pittsburgh for ever.”
Above – panoramic views of the city by day and at dawn
Pittsburgh is interesting and close enough to home for a day trip. We will be there for Thanksgiving seeing family.