Pittsburgh is celebrating its 250th birthday this yearTuesday November 25th is the anniversary of the city's actual birthday. On Nov. 25th 1758 General John Forbes and his colonel George Washington rode in upon the smoldering ruins of what had been the French Fort Duquesne. Since 1758 the city we know as Pittsburgh has undergone some slight name changes. German settlers are responsible for the burgh on the end of Pitts, and the U.S. Government even removed the H on the end of Pittsburgh for 21 years before the city petitioned the Government to have it put back.
50 years ago during the 200th birthday the point, where Fort Duquesne once stood, was cleared of its industrial construction and railroad tracks to become what is now Point State Park.