Pittsburg, KS 66762
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is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, 129 miles (208 km) south of Kansas City. The population was 19,243 at the 2000 census.
It was founded on May 20th, 1876 and named after and in honor of the city Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Franklin Playter is credited with being the city's founder, establishing a government from its earlier incarnation as a mining camp in the 1870's. According to the 1912 KANSAS: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc., "Pittsburg was laid out in 1876 by Col. E. H. Brown for Moffett & Sargent. The
post office was established that year with George Richey as postmaster. The first dwelling was built by J. T. Roach in July, and the first business house was erected about the same time by G. W. Seabury & Co., who started a general store".
Pittsburg State University is located inside the city limits and adds substantially to the overall population during school sessions.
The city is the birthplace & childhood home of broadcast journalism pioneer Paul White, legendary news director for CBS in the 1930's & 40's.
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