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Apr 14, 2008

Historic Pittsburgh Celebrates Pittsburgh's 250th Anniversary

In recognition of Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary, we are adding hundreds of newly digitized titles to the full-text collection throughout the year. Today, we added 157 new titles. The 250th anniversary marks the naming of the city by General John Forbes. In 1758, shortly after taking possession of the abandoned remnants of French Fort Duquesne at the Point, Forbes named the city in honor of the English Prime Minister Sir William Pitt.