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

Forbes Trail

 
 
Forbes Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
1. Forbes Trail Marker
Inscription.  
Per Tot Discrimina
Through so many dangers

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.

Forbes Trail • Philadelphia • Carlisle • Bedford • Ligonier • Pittsburgh

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesWar, French and Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
 
Location. 40° 12.076′ N, 77° 11.358′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Hanover Street (Pennsylvania Route 34) and High Street (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling north on Hanover Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cumberland County (here, next to this marker); The Shelling of Carlisle (here, next to this marker); Historic Downtown Carlisle (here, next to this marker); Historical Directory of Carlisle
Closeup of Forbes Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
2. Closeup of Forbes Trail Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Veteran’s Memorial Courtyard (a few steps from this marker); China Burma India Veteran's Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Carlisle Public Square (a few steps from this marker); Cumberland County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Marker on Carlisle Public Square image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Marker on Carlisle Public Square
The Forbes Trail marker can be seen here, on the ground at the base of the Cumberland County marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 812 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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