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

Forbes Road

Bouquet's Breastworks

 
 
Forbes Road Bouquet's Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Forbes Road Bouquet's Breastworks Marker
Inscription.  The last base of General Forbes' army. After crossing nearly “two hundred miles of wild and unknown country,” the army entered Fort Duquesne on November 25, 1758.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1943.
 
Location. 40° 27.599′ N, 79° 45.165′ W. Marker is in Plum, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Old Frankstown Road (Pennsylvania Route 2066) 0.3 miles east of Center Road, on the right when traveling west. Located on the grounds of the Boyce Park Administration Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 675 Old Frankstown Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15239, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William D. Boyce (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monroeville Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); World Wars Honor Roll
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(approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 3.6 miles away); Murrysville Gas Well (approx. 3.7 miles away); Haymaker Well (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bouquet Camp (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. French and Indian War: Brigadier General John Forbes' Expedition. By James P. Myers, Military History, Dec. 2001. (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. General John Forbes at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Forbes Road Bouquet's Breastworks Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Forbes Road Bouquet's Breastworks Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,864 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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