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The Pennsylvania Department

How to Spell Pittsburgh -- For Further Reading

* Davidson, Jim.

"Honored in Pittsburgh and In Absentia."
The Pittsburgh Press, 30 March 1986, 4 (Sunday Magazine).

* Hassler, Edgar W.

"Pioneer Days: The Naming of Pittsburgh."
Pittsburgh Gazette, 17 November 1901.

* Henry, Reg.

"The Pitt in Pittsburgh Has Gotta Go."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11 August 1998.

* "History of a Name Given by Committee.

Chamber of Commerce Issues Bulleting on Letter 'H' in Pittsburgh."
The Pittsburgh Post, 6 August 1911.

* "How Pittsburgh Got Its Name."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 14 January 1928.

* Ludlow, George T.

"Only One Pittsburgh, But Many Pittsburgs in U.S.:
City in Kansas Largest of Others;
Coal Industry Also Helped It Gain Its Present Standing."
The Pittsburgh Press, 2 June 1929.

* McArdle, Kenneth.

"When 'H' Was Knocked Out of Pittsburgh Citizens Wouldn't Take It--
Fought Back."
The Pittsburgh Press, 1 April 1934.

* Miller, Annie Clark.

"Early Land Marks and Names of Old Pittsburgh:
An Address Delivered before the Pittsburgh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution at Carnegie Institute, November 30, 1923."
[Pittsburgh] : Pittsburgh Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 1924.

* O'Neill, Brian.

"Residents of 'Big Smoke' May Burn at that Nickname."
The Pittsburgh Press, 17 April 1991, B1.

* Ove, Torsten.

"Site Names Here Are Out of Sight:
From Swamp Poodle Road to Grant Street, Locales in the Region
Bear Names that Are Little Understood or Largely Forgotten."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8 May 1998, A1-A6.

* Sheehan, Andrew.

"The City's Extra 'H' Inspires Cutesy Verse:
Mayor [Masloff] Answers ABC-TV Kidding."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 22 August 1989, 4.

* "Spell It Pittsburgh Contends Committee.

Chamber of Commerce Finds Final 'h' Used in Early Days.
'Manor of Pittsburgh."
First City Ordinances and Documents Show Correct Orthography."
The Pittsburgh Post, 6 August 1911.

* Swetnam, George.

"That 'H' in Pittsburgh:
It Took a Lot of Work Before We Won the Right to Spell It So."
The Pittsburgh Press, 29 July 1956.

* Swetnam, George.

"When They Knocked the 'H' Out of Pittsburgh."
The Pittsburgh Press, 17 October 1971, 11 (Magazine).

* Van Trump, James D.

"By Any Other Name:
The Controversial Spelling of 'Pittsburgh' or Why the 'H'?"
Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, n.d.

* "What's in a City's Name?

Pitt Savant Finds Answer."
The Pittsburgh Press, 17 January 1933.






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