In 1890, the United States Board on Geographic Names standardized the names of all US cities and towns. One of the new standards forced the final "h" to be dropped from "burgh." In 1911, after protests from citizens wishing to preserve the historic spelling, the US Board reversed its earlier decision, restoring the "h" in Pittsburgh - now a part of our heritage.
Because of this interesting (and somewhat obscure) piece of history, we have adopted "Keeping the H in Pittsburgh" as our official slogan. Just as the "h" was kept in Pittsburgh, our hope is that we can help to preserve and keep our heritage in the Pittsburgh region.
There are no common words that rhyme with Pittsburgh. There are two names that do: Nitzberg and Pittsburg (without an H).
Pittsburgh is a large formerly industrial city in southwest Pennsylvania. There is also a Pittsburg (no h) in Kansas.
the Pittsburg Alleghenies
Yes- Boston is northeast of Pittsburg
It is in Contra Costa County and is spelled without the added 'h' as Pittsburg. It once had the 'h' just as it also had various other names including:Black DiamondCity of New York of the Pacific andNew York of the Pacific.
Pittsburg has 8 appearances as of 2011.
George Ferris invented the ferris wheel in Pittsburg....
According to census.gov, the 2007 ACS population estimate for Pittsburg, Kansas, is 19,536.
H. H. Franklin Manufacturing Company ended in 1934.
Bangladesh is a country. It ends with the letter h.