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From Pittsburgh, Kentucky

December 2023
1min read


James Thomas Flexner’s article entitled “The Miraculous Care of Providence” in your February/March issue leaves us former Louisvillians little choice.

The article states that “Braddock’s mission was to march from Virginia through the wilderness to the falls of the Ohio (now Pittsburgh). …” The city formerly named “Louisville” was established at the Falls of the Ohio in 1779 by General George Rogers Clark, who arrived by canoe from Pittsburgh, a city established where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers join to form the Ohio.

We will not permit mundane geography to conflict with the accuracy of AMERICAN HERITAGE . The most attractive alternative is to change our name to Pittsburgh. In return we expect AMERICAN HERITAGE to arrange for the immediate transfer of both the Mellon and Carnegie fortunes to help our local economy.

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