Recently, I wrote about the mystery surrounding the "Panhanndle sign." It seems I set off a bit of a firestorm. I'm now getting people pointing out other signs they believe to be typos.

Like this one. Is this one a typo or a tribute to places in Kansas, California, or Canada?

Let's dig in to Pittsburg.

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Where Is This Suspicious Pittsburg Sign?

Between Ross Osage and Grand, back in the residential neighborhoods, you'll find this street sign. At first glance you may not think much about it, but given a moment you might begin to think to yourself that they spelled Pittsburgh wrong.

You would be correct, that is, if that's what they were trying to spell.

Is It Pittsburg Or Pittsburgh?

The easy answer is that it's both. Yes, we're all familiar with Pittsburgh. However, Pittsburg is a very real place. It exists in states all over this great nation, and beyond.

For instance, there is Pittsburg, Kansas. There's also Pittsburg, Oklahoma. There's even a Pittsburg in Canada. We can't forget Pittsburg in California. They've got a nice spot on the water.

Who could forget Pittsburg, New Mexico? It's the ghost town that you might have gotten confused with Pittsburg, Nevada...which is also a ghost town.

Photo by Simon Hurry on Unsplash
Photo by Simon Hurry on Unsplash

More than one is a county seat. More than one is home to an institution of higher education. Pittsburg in Georgia actually sits smack-dab on the Continental Divide.

True story.

There are Pittsburgs in Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, and ironically enough there's one in Pennsylvania (West Pittsburg) where Pittsburgh resides.

I'm sure that never gets confusing.

It appears that what may look like a typo on its face, is actually a pretty popular name. It's one you find all over the world.

So Have We Found Another Rushed Job, Or Learned Something New?

Friends and neighbors, I'm afraid we have to save our giggles for another day. This is, more than likely, no rushed job.

Instead, it's probably named after some connection to one of the many Pittsburgs running rampant across the globe. Many of which have a rich history and are bustling towns.

Keep looking.

Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.

Look at How Amarillo's Old Route 66 Motels Looked Then & Now

The heyday of the Mother Road may be long gone, but would you believe that there's still plenty of the old motels where many a weary American family rested their heads during their interstate travels?

You won't believe some of these are still standing, much less still alive and (wait for it..) kickin'!

LOOK: How Much Soncy Road Has Changed Over the Years!

Amarillo has grown. A lot. But sometimes it's easy to forget just how much things have changed in a short period of time.

Take a look at all the new places and buildings that have popped up along Soncy Street over the years!

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