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HBD to the ‘Burgh, and a flood of memory

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By now, Pittsburghers of Irish descent (plus many who aren’t) are thinking of libations and liberties.

We’ve got plenty of those highlighted in this issue. We also want to highlight a few other events that define Pittsburgh’s month of March:

• Start with the city’s “official” birthday, March 18, 1816, when Pittsburgh was incorporated. Visit this cool webpage on Pittsburgh 1816 from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

• Then pause to remember Pittsburgh’s worst flood, March 17-18 in 1936. Learn more from the Heinz History Center here.

So, take a minute to celebrate the good, mark the history and March on.

-Paul Furiga, WordWrite Communications

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