NOTE ON USAGE
Two spelling variations—Pittsburgh and Pittsburg—appear in this boo
Before 1891 and since 1911, the city’s name has been spelled Pittsbur
Between 1891 and 1911, however, the h was dropped from o≈cial spe
ings, following regulations of the U.S. Geographic Board of Names
standardize the spelling of various ‘‘burgs’’ in the United States. Throug
out the book, I use the full form of the name but retain the shortened for
in direct quotations and in the titles of books, pamphlets, and artic
published between 1891 and 1911.
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