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

George Washington Mural

 
 
George Washington Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 30, 2021
1. George Washington Mural Marker
Inscription.  In 1758 Colonel George Washington led the Virginia troops to Fort Raystown in Central Pennsylvania. Under the direction of Brigadier General Forbes, British and Provincial troops had been ordered to cut a road 200 miles west and capture the strategic forks of the Ohio River from the French. After the capture of Fort Duquesne, which is now known as Pittsburgh, Washington returned to Fort Raystown, which soon became known as Fort Bedford.

Mural Sponsored By:
Monarch of the Mountains - Michael Long, Muralist
Earl and Jeanne Berkey Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies
Sherwin Williams
Mickle Properties
ReMax Olde Towne Realty - H. Dean and Vickie Lemley
Burger King #3142 - Craig Timoney Franchisee
Thomas Bedford and Mark & Susan Thomas
Bedford's Fall Foliage Festival
SKE Designs
 
Erected 2014 by Michael Long (Muralist) and several sponsors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicForts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location.
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By Bradley Owen, June 30, 2021
2. George Washington Mural Marker
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40° 1.142′ N, 78° 30.086′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on East Pitt Street east of South Richard Street (Business U.S. 220), on the left when traveling west. Marker is located on the east side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 East Pitt Street, 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. Fraser Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Anderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Espy House (about 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 700 feet away); Grist Millstone (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Regarding George Washington Mural. Muralist Michael Long, not only created the artwork, but also assisted with the physical installation of the mural which was completed in two days.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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