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

George Was Here

 
 
George Was Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. George Was Here Marker
Inscription. At the bottom of the cliff on which Kennywood sits, the largest British army assembled up until then in the American colonies... with flags flying and drums beating... forded the Monongahela on July 9, 1755. The battle that followed directly across the river resulted in victory for the French from Fort Duquesne and their Indian allies.

After General Braddock was mortally wounded, a 23 year old colonel of the Virginia Militia, George Washington, led the defeated troops back to Maryland. It was not the first or last of the trips Washington made to the Forks of the Ohio - although he never reached there on this occasion.
 
Erected by Kennywood.
 
Location. 40° 23.219′ N, 79° 51.84′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park open seasonally since 1898. Admission fee required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Windmill (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (within shouting distance of this marker);

George Was Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. George Was Here Marker
The Pagoda (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kenny Fountain (about 500 feet away); Auto Race (about 500 feet away); Laffin' Sal (about 500 feet away); Miniature Railroad (about 500 feet away); Braddock's Crossing (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of the Monongahela - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, French and Indian
 
George Was Here Statue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
3. George Was Here Statue
Kennywood Park - National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
4. Kennywood Park - National Historic Landmark
This National Park Service plaque is located at the George Was Here marker and statue at a different point along the circumference of the border around the statue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 30, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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