This is a photo taken from the top of the Mount Washington in Pittsburgh.
Two rivers, Allegheny and Monongahela, merge into one called
Ohio River. The triangular area behind the bridge is called Fort Pitt
Park. This area used to be a strategic point controlling transportation
from the East Coast to agricultural lands of Ohio. About ten years before
the American Independence, there was a French military post called Fort
Duquesne, taking military orders from the headquarters in Quebec. It
was taken by the British colonial army, after three battles. The place
was renamed as Fort Pitt. The key military officer in the British army
was George Washington. Indeed, he gained his military background for his
historic mission from his Pittsburgh battles. Did you know this?