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Fraser Tavern

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Fraser Tavern Marker
Inscription.  Site of lots on which John Fraser and his wife established an inn and trading post in 1758. Fraser had been a guide and interpreter for Colonel Washington. The inn provided meals for army officers at Fort Raystown (Bedford).
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunicationsForts and CastlesIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 1.15′ N, 78° 30.1′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Pitt Street (Business U.S. 30) and Richard Street (Business U.S. 220), on the right when traveling west on Pitt Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Mural (a few steps from this marker); Anderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Espy House (about
Fraser Tavern and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
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400 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington (about 400 feet away); "King's House" (about 500 feet away); This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (about 500 feet away); Forbes Road (about 600 feet away); Grist Millstone (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Additional keywords. Lincoln Highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,769 times since then and 158 times this year. Last updated on February 14, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022