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

Braddock's Crossing

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel, May 21, 2011
1. Braddock's Crossing Marker
Inscription. Below this hill, about midday on July 9, 1755, a British army of 1300 made its second crossing of the river and advanced to drive the French from Fort Duquesne. A few hours later, with General Braddock mortally wounded and his army routed, survivors recrossed, pursued by the French and Indians.
 
Erected by French and Indian War Commemoration - 250 years.
 
Location. 40° 23.251′ N, 79° 51.738′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 837) 0.1 miles west of Hoffman Boulevard. Touch for map. Located inside Kennywood Park, near the entrance to the Log Jammer ride. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Kenny Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Auto Race (about 500 feet away); Laffin' Sal (about 500 feet away); George Was Here (about 500 feet away); Miniature Railroad (about 500 feet away); The Pagoda (about 500 feet away); The Windmill (about 600 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Also see . . .
Braddock's Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 21, 2011
2. Braddock's Crossing Marker

1. Kennywood Park official website. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Edward Braddock at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on June 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, French and Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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