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What's the Spelling - Pittsburg or Pittsburgh? Believe it or not, Pittsburgh is the most misspelled city in America, according to a study by ePodunk.
The most common misspelling is the word Pittsburgh spelled without its 'h. Documents throughout the late s and early s refer to the area as the 'Manor of Pittsburgh,' the 'Town of Pittsburgh' or the 'Borough of Pittsburgh.
The 'h' is firmly intact in all referrals. The only exception to this standard occurred during the time period from On a federal level, with regards to the official naming of locations and things, as the country expanded and technology evolved, the need for standardization arose.
InPresident Benjamin Harrison established the U. Board on Geographic Names to help restore order to the naming of cities, towns, rivers, lakes, mountains and other places throughout the United States. At that time, some states actually had as many as five different towns with the same name which, understandably, caused confusion.
In Pittsburgh's case, although the name of the municipality was always intended to have an 'h', a simple typographical error in had some not so simple consequences. Throughout the rest of the s 'Pittsburg' without the 'h' turned up here and there in newspapers and other printed material, but official documents always retained the 'h'.
Pittsburgh with the 'h' was the most common spelling. It seemed no one much cared about the occasional misspelling, for a while.
With this in mind, one of the first codes established by the new Board was that the final 'h' should be dropped from the names of all cities and towns ending in 'burgh' in the spirit of uniformity.
Some residents were pleased with the decision, but the majority were not. Those who liked the Pittsburgh without the 'h' reasoned that it seemed more modern.
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Those who disliked the ruling argued that the city would no longer be unique, making it as commonplace as the many other Pittsburgs throughout the land.
The proud citizens of Pittsburgh who disliked the ruling and consider their 'Burgh an obvious historical exception, refused to give in to the Board's ruling.
A campaign was mounted to keep the traditional spelling. Oliver in the battle. Twenty years later, inthe Board finally relented and restored the 'h' to Pittsburgh.
The official decision to restore the 'h' was handed down by the Board on July 19, Pittsburgh, a city in Pennsylvania not Pittsburg. There are nineteen other cities or towns in the United States with the same name.
There are two in the state of Illinois alone. Of those nineteen, only one, a tiny town in North Dakota, spells it "Pittsburgh," like a true 'Burgher. With pride in Pittsburgh, and firm in the belief that our city is better with the 'h' than without it, July 19 is commonly referred to as 'H' Day in the city of Pittsburgh.A Masterpiece: W.
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