PITTSBURG, NEW HAMPSHIRE 175TH ANNIVERSARY; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 125
(Senate - August 04, 2015)

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 Ms. AYOTTE. Mr. President, today I wish to pay tribute to 
Pittsburg, NH--a town in Coos County that is celebrating the 175th 
anniversary of its founding. I am proud to join citizens across the 
Granite State in recognizing this historic occasion.
  Pittsburg is nestled deep within New Hampshire's Great North Woods 
and sits in the shadows of Stub Hill and Magalloway Mountain. It is the 
largest town by area in the State, and contains all four Connecticut 
Lakes. Pittsburg is the only town that shares a border with both Maine 
and Vermont, and contains the only portion of New Hampshire west of the 
Connecticut River. Pittsburg holds the only New Hampshire crossing into 
Canada, sharing an international border with the Province of Quebec.
  The area known as Pittsburg was settled in the early part of the 19th 
century, but an unclear boundary line between the United States and 
Canada allowed for the formation of a region known as the Republic of 
Indian Stream. Shortly thereafter, the town was incorporated in 1840 
and named for English Prime Minister William Pitt.
  Pittsburg is home to scenic lakes, rivers, streams, and forestland, 
and has become the perfect venue for all recreational outdoor 
activities. Thousands of off-highway recreational vehicle enthusiasts 
visit each season to enjoy the hundreds of miles of snowmobile and ATV 
trails that have earned Pittsburg the title, ``snowmobile capital of 
New England.''
  On behalf of all Granite Staters, I am pleased to offer my 
congratulations to the residents of Pittsburg on reaching this special 
milestone, and I thank them for their many contributions to the life 
and spirit of the State of New Hampshire.