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Forbes Trail

Through So Many Dangers

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, June 30, 2021
1. Forbes Trail Marker
Inscription.  Philadelphia • Carlisle • Bedford • Ligonier • Pittsburgh

In 1758, at the height of the French & Indian War, British General John Forbes and his troops took on a daunting task: to carve a trail, over 300 miles long, through the Pennsylvania backcountry and take French Fort Duquesne at the Forks of the Ohio River.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 1.056′ N, 78° 30.212′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of South Julian Street and East Penn Street, on the right when traveling north on South Julian 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. Bedford County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Squares (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County (within shouting
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By Bradley Owen, June 30, 2021
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distance of this marker); Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elm Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korea Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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