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

Forbes Road

1758

 

— Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —

 
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 6, 2012
1. Forbes Road Marker
Inscription.  
Fort Duquesne
End of Forbes Road
Occupied by General Forbes
November 25, 1758 and by him named
Pittsburgh.

His victory determined the destiny of the
Great West and established Anglo-Saxon
supremacy in the United States.
"His name for ages to come will be dear to Americans
and appear with lustre among contemporary worthies
in the British annals" - Colonel Hugh Mercer to
Colonel Bouquet March 21, 1759
104 miles from Fort Bedford

 
Erected 1930 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Daughters of The American Revolution of Allegheny County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 21, 1916.
 
Location. 40° 26.463′ N, 80° 0.579′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Commonwealth Place north of Fort Pitt Boulevard. Located between
Forbes Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 6, 2012
2. Forbes Road Marker
Fort Pitt Museum to the right of marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
Fort Pitt Museum and the Fort Pitt Blockhouse in Point State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh PA 15222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forks of the Ohio Fort Pitt Blockhouse (a few steps from this marker); Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt (a few steps from this marker); The Site of Fort Pitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Edith Darlington Ammon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Venango Path (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Point State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forks of the Ohio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); White Snakeroot (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
More about this marker. Apparently the marker has been removed because people don't want to learn from history and would rather remove it from the books!
 
Also see . . .
1. The Forbes Road and the Campaign of 1758. The French and Indian War in Pennsylvania, ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Fort Pitt Museum. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
3. Behind the Marker - Forbes Road and General John Forbes. (Submitted on April 28, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
4. Forbes Road - 1758 - Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Fort Pitt Museum image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 27, 2011
3. Fort Pitt Museum
Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, August 6, 2012
4. Wall Section Through Rampart of Fort Pitt
This restored wall presents a section through a typical masonry rampart of Fort Pitt. Originally built of brick burned at the site and stone quarried in the area. The fort was a five-sided structure with a bastion at each corner and measured a half-mile in perimeter. The music, grenadier and flag bastions which faced the eastern or land side were built of masonry. The Ohio and Monongahela bastions were built of earth. This, the Monongahela bastion, has been reconstructed of masonry on its original site so it could house the Fort Pitt Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on August 6, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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