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Forbes Road, 1758

 
 
Forbes Road, 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2014
1. Forbes Road, 1758 Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the site of a giant oak which stood on the northerly side of the road built in 1758 by Brigadier-General John Forbes on his military expedition against the French and Indians at Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburgh).
On November 25, 1758, the expedition, composed of 1267 Scotch Highlanders 363 Loyal Americans and 4350 Provincial Troops took possession of the site of the fort which had been burned and abandoned the night before. This achievement resulted in the permanent occupation of the adjacent territory by English-speaking people.
 
Erected 1914 by The Pennsylvania Society Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 40° 27.269′ N, 79° 54.808′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Penn Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 380) and Fifth Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located in the northeast corner of Mellon Park. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linwood Apartments (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mary Lou Williams
Forbes Road, 1758 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2014
2. Forbes Road, 1758 Marker
Mounted to the "stump" to the left of the photo
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Calvary Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. half a mile away); The Highwood (approx. 0.6 miles away); Portal of Industry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Suburban Catalyst (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .  National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. (Submitted on February 23, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian
 
Forbes Road Oak plaque image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 23, 2014
3. Forbes Road Oak plaque
Mounted to the back of the oak stump:
The original site of the mighty oak commemorated by this monument lies 1,200 feet west along the north side of Penn Avenue. The renovated monument was moved to this park location on the 250th anniversary of the arrival of General Forbes.

Allegheny County Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
St Andrews Society of Pittsburgh
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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