This online chronology of Pittsburgh is taken from the fifth edition (1999) of Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City by Stefan Lorant, renowned photojournalism pioneer and author. The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group granted permission to reproduce the exhaustive chronology (1717-1999) in electronic form to accompany the Historic Pittsburgh website. With over 3,400 entries, the chronology provides an overview of the rich history of Pittsburgh. The chronology has been updated beyond the scope of the print edition to contain events through 2009.
Pittsburgh: The Story of an American City by Stefan Lorant,
can be purchased from the National Book Network (1-800-462-6420).