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The Point: For Further Reading

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* The Exposition
Chamberlain, P. M. "The New Exposition Project: Story of a Community Enterprise Supported by the Chamber Which Promises Great Community Advantage and Is Strongly Favored by Public Opinion," Greater Pittsburgh (February 1936).
Davis, George L. "Pittsburgh's Industrial Representation in Fairs and Expositions 1852-1900," Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine 31 (Fall 1956), 175 et seq.
King, Cy. "Ghosts Make Last Visit as City's Exposition Dies: Old Scenes Recalled as 'Expo' Committee Fianlly Ends Work--Annual Show at Point Attracted World's Best Performers and Exhibits," Pittsburgh Press, 11 April 1934.
Pittsburgh Exposition: Souvenir and Program: Aug. 30th to Oct. 21st, MCMV, Seventeenth Year. [Pittsburgh: The Society, 1905].
Swetnam, George. "Pictures of an Exposition: Oakland Man's Discovery Revives Memories of Famous Old Pittsburgh Fairs along Alleheny River Waterfront," Pittsburgh Press, 10 November 1963, 12(Sunday Magazine).

* Fort Duquesne
"Colonial 'Fifth Column' Worried Duquesne: University Named for Marquis Digs Up Little Known Facts: More Light on Beginning of Pittsburgh," Pittsburgh Press, 14 December 1958, 8 (Section 2).
"Old Fort Duquesne," The Pittsburg Bulletin, 22 October 1910, 7.
Parkman, Francis. "1758 Fort Duquesne." Chap. in Montcalm and Wolfe. New York: Collier Books, a Division of Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1962.
Swetnam, George. "Pittsburgh before Pitt: For Nearly Five Years Before It Received Its Present Name There Was a Living, Active Town Here," Pittsburgh Press, 3 March 1957, 4-5(Sunday Magazine).
_______________. "Point Park Treasure Hunt: Frederick Roderus Found Mystery Stone Half Century Ago, but He Had to Bury It Again. Now, Years After His Death, Comes New Chance to Learn What Happened at Ft. Duquesne," Pittsburgh Press, 15 March 1953, 4-5(Sunday Magazine).
Wade, Mason. "The French in Western Pennsylvania," The Catholic Historical Review 43 (January 1958).
Whitehead, Cortlandt. The Capture of Fort Duquesne: An Historical Discourse before The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. George D. Buchanan: Philadelphia, [1898?].

* Fort Pitt & the Blockhouse
"Fort Built in 1764 Lures Tourists Here: Mrs. Mary Beck Recites History of Frontier Days' Events to Visitors--Coolidge and Wife among Most Famous Callers," Pittsburgh Press, 13 August 1933.
McBride, Mary Ellen Leigh. "Fort Pitt Blockhouse: Pittsburgh's Oldest Landmark," Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine (January 1976), 16-21.
"The 'Made Ground' at the Point: A Member of the Bar Proposes to Settle the Question of Title by Securing a Patent for the Ground in His Own Right," The Pittsburgh Commercial, 6 May 1873, 1.
Swauger, James L., and Richard W. Lang. Excavations at the Music Bastion of Fort Pitt, 1964-1965. Pittsburgh: [Carnegie Museum of Natural History], 1967.

* Lawrence, David L.
"Ex-Gov. David L. Lawrence Dies; 4-Term Mayor of Pittsburgh, 77," The New York Times, 21 November 1966, 1,39.
"500,000 State Edge for LBJ--Lawrence: Rips at Scranton," Pittsburgh Press, 23 August 1964.
Mendelson, Abby. "Don't Call Me Boss: An Engaging, Honest Portrait of Former Mayor David L. Lawrence," In Pittsburgh, 8 March 1988, 10.
Weber, Michael P. Don't Call Me Boss: David L. Lawrence, Pittsburgh Renaissance Mayor. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1988.
_______________. "The Year the Lights Went Out: In His First Year in Office, Mayor David Lawrence Faced a Disastrous Strike That Shut Off the City's Electricity. At the End of Prolonged Negotiations That Eventually Involved Everyone from Harry Truman to the House Un-American Activities Committee, Mayor Lawrence Was on the Cover of Newsweek and His Reputation Was Assured," Pittsburgh (December 1987), 54-60.

* Point State Park & the Fountain
Brown, Geoffrey. "'Splash' Turns on Fountain," Pittsburgh Press, 23 July 1974, 2.
"Dedication of Fountain Icing on City's Renewal: Water, Wind in Key Roles," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 31 August 1974, 3.
"Fabulous Fountain in Point State Park," This Week in Pittsburgh, 13 September 1974.
"Fountain Focal Point: A Watery Tribute Rises to Pittsburgh's Rich Historic Past and Post-War Civic Renaissance," Compressed Air: A Review of the Capabilities and Economies of Air and Gases (November 1974), 8-11.
Hawkins, Frank. "Big Fountain to Cap Glory of Point Park," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 20 June 1974, 1.
Ireton, Gabriel. "$3 Million Pumped into Park Fountain," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, [19] November 1973, 29.
Laskas, Jeanne. "Real Pittsburgh: A 200-Foot High City Symbol," Pittsburgh (June 1984), 17-18.
Love, Gilbert. "Basin Being Dug Out for Fountain at Point," Pittsburgh Press, 28 February 1973, 21.
"Point's Spraying Fountain to Generate $80,000 Bill: Power Cost Operating Part-Time," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 16 July 1974, 13.
Schmitz, Jon. "Go with Flow, Mayor Tells Drought-Wary Singel: 'I Know We Have a Drought Emergency in the State, but They Can't Do That to Our Fountain.'--Sophie Masloff," Pittsburgh Press, 17 August 1991, B1.
Uricchio, Marylynn. "Skitch [Henderson] Leads 'Band' in 1st Park Concert," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2 July 1982, 19.

* The Underground River
Fisher, Ken. "Underground River to Be Diverted for Subway," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8 July 1982.
Spatter, Sam. "Builder Uses City's Hidden River to Keep Fountain from Floating," Pittsburgh Press, 25 August 1974, H1.
Stearns, Robert. "Four Rivers at The Point," Pittsburgh Press, 16 December 1973, 8(Sunday Magazine).


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