I love a lot of things about Pittsburgh. There’s food and art and science and nature and more, but there are things that rocket up to the top of that list as easy favorites. Bridges. Pierogies. Dinosaurs all over the place. But mostly, and you’ll hear this all over the country, it’s the people.
Long ago, in an effort to standardize city names, President Benjamin Harrison signed a declaration that meant all of the Pittsburghs in the U.S. — and there were several — would lose their “H”. Every “Pittsburgh” would become a “Pittsburg”. But the people in Pennsylvania’s Pittsburg were having none of that silliness, and after a lengthy public campaign by her citizenry, we got our “H” back.
We were Pittsburg for 21 years… but then things got back to normal.