if you fly into pittsburgh you'll have to drive to downtown. traffic leading up to the fort pitt tunnels is often bad, but the view on the other side is amAZing at any time of day, but espeically at night when the lights glitter on the water. the downtown area is a compact triangle, and its all right there in front of you- along with the three rivers. the monongehela is closest to you, the allegheny is farthest, and the ohio winds off to the west.
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon, 5000 Forbes Avenue, is one of the premier Engineering schools in the nation and top in robotics! There have been some who say they have successfully competed with the techno-savvy Japanese in that area.
The University was conceived by Industrialist, Andrew Carnegie, who wanted to build a first class technological school for the sons of his mill workers. His dream was finalized in 1905 with the opening of the school.
CMU is known for its Engineering, Science, Drama and Fine Arts programs. It merged with Mellon Institute in 1967 to create a successful and diversified program of education. For more information call 412-268-2479.
Pittsburgh has its own unique...
Pittsburgh has its own unique culture. In particular,you can usually tell when someone is from PGH because of their distinctive accent. I have heard that some find it annoying,I find it endearing. For instance,to say downtown,they pronounce it:'don-ton'. Interesting. Also,they use different terms for everyday items. A rubberband, is a gumband. A sub is a hoagie. You get the idea. Pretty neat I think.
The Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates are Pittsburgh's major league baseball team. Their home field is PNC Park which is a newer nice park. Food services are really good and the stadium is right on the water.
Baseball season starts in April and ends in September, with the playoffs going on in October.
The French and Indian War (known in Europe as the Seven Years' War) was a global conflict. Britain, France, Prussia, Austria, Russia, and smaller powers clashed in Europe, the Americas, India, and elsewhere. By its end, the British Empire stood triumphant. This set the stage for the American and French Revolutions.
In America, it all began right here at Ft Necessity in 1754. British, French, and Indian tribes made competing claims to this territory. A young colonial officer named George Washington, then 21, came here to negotiate with the French. The refused to leave.
Col Washington then built this fort here at Great Meadows. Shortly thereafter, his troops clashed with the French at nearby Jumonville Meadows. On July 3, French troops attacked the fort. After a short but sharp battle, a truce was reached. Under its terms, Washington withdrew with honors, with their weapons and baggage (minus their swivel guns). The French took possession of the fort, and burned it. So began the largest war fought up to that time. Later, British General Braddock led an expedition to take control of this region.
Ft Necessity is roughly an hour and a half from downtown Pittsburgh. Follow US 51 south to Uniontown, then US 40 east to the park entrance. It's about 11 miles east of Uniontown.