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Warren in Warren County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Under Three Flags

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
1. Under Three Flags Marker
Inscription.  
The Fleur-de-1is, Union Jack, and Stars and Stripes all have flown over this corner of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The Fleur-de-lis was brought here by Captain Celoron de Blainville in 1749. The British flag was probably flown at the Buckaloons a trading post downriver, and it is believed that Colonel Daniel Brodhead's expedition of 1779 brought the first American flag to the area. A lead plate, as shown on the other side of this monument, was buried near here by Celoron at the start of his journey down the Allegheny River claiming the land for France. This plate has not been found but two others were discovered, one at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers, at what is now Marietta, the other on the Great Kanawha River, at what is now Point. Pleasant, West Virginia. This Three Flags remembrance is sponsored by the Kinzua Dam Vacation Bureau, the Northwest Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation and the Warren County Historical Society to commemorate the rich heritage of our region
 
Erected 1979 by United Refining Company of Warren.
 
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Under Three Flags Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, May 4, 2019
2. Under Three Flags Marker
Colonial EraExploration.
 
Location. 41° 50.61′ N, 79° 9.043′ W. Marker is in Warren, Pennsylvania, in Warren County. Marker is on Crescent Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warren PA 16365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General William Irvine (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren Suspension Bridge (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Celoron's Expedition (about 500 feet away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (about 600 feet away); In Grateful Recognition (about 700 feet away); Gen. Joseph Warren (approx. 0.2 miles away); Struthers Library Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warren.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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