Date of Exhibition: Spring 2020-Spring 2022
Curator: David Grinnell (Coordinator of Archives and Manuscripts)
Location: Digital Interactive Wall, Archives & Special Collections exhibit gallery, 3rd floor Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 3960 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Description: The converging Allegheny and Monongahela rivers form a low-lying, 225-acre triangle of land which slopes gently westward, ending in a point. Here the Ohio River begins its nearly 1000 mile long journey to its junction with the Mississippi River. This "point" and its accompanying triangular land parcel have long been a significant geographical and historical landmark in North America. They have also been the functional and symbolic heart of the City of Pittsburgh and its region.