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By Stuart P. Boehmig

In 1763, King George III granted 3,000 acres of bottomland at the south part of the Monongahela River to Maj. Gen. John Ormsby for his carrier in shooting citadel Duquesne in the course of the French and Indian warfare. simply a hundred years later, this flat river simple grew to become the heart of the �Workplace of the World.� robust business giants corresponding to B. F. Jones, James Laughlin, and Henry W. Oliver have been interested in the realm, making it the center of the commercial Revolution. Immigrants got here in droves from Germany, eire, Scotland, England, and later from crucial and jap Europe. They crowded Carson highway with the points of interest and sounds of alternative languages, customs, and models. those have been the folk who made the metal and iron that outfitted the United States. Pittsburgh�s South part is their tale, a narrative of glass factories, metal generators, incline planes, trolley automobiles, saloons, and the crowded row homes the place they raised their families.

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