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By Mike Wintermantel, April 17, 2011
Benjamin Wells Marker
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Benjamin Wells
Nearby was the house of this collector of excise tax on whiskey. In the summer of 1794, after the Whiskey Rebellion had turned violent, his house was burned down by an angry crowd. Wells had spurned previous warnings by excise tax protectors. — Map (db m41774) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Braddock RoadStewart's Crossing
General Braddock's twelfth camp, June 28, 1755, on the march to Fort Duquesne, was north of here, near the Youghiogheny River. On June 30, the army forded the River at Stewart's Crossing to a point about one-half mile northwest of present-day . . . — Map (db m31905) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Braddock's Twelfth Camp
British Major General Edward Braddock camped here at Stewart's Crossing on the banks of the Youghiogheny River, June 28-30, 1755. His goal was to reach Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh) and drive the French from the area. He was accompanied by colonial . . . — Map (db m76134) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Chestnut RidgeNamed for trees that have disappeared
The Youghiogheny River has cut a winding gorge through the Chestnut Ridge, the western-most uplift of the Appalachian Mountains. The tall ridges bordering the river are heavily forested but lack the tree species for which the ridge is names: the . . . — Map (db m76712) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Colonel William Crawford
Hero of Indian wars, made his home about a half mile from Connellsville after 1766, and was Washington's land agent. During the Revolution, he led a campaign against Ohio Indians; he was captured and killed near Upper Sandusky in 1782. — Map (db m41776) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Colonel William Crawford
In memory of Colonel William Crawford, born in Berkeley County, Virginia, in 1732. Friend of Washington --pioneer -- patriot. This monument is situated 1260 yards S. 69 E. 16' of the spot where he built his log cabin in 1765 on the west bank of the . . . — Map (db m41778) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — ConnellsvilleGateway to the Laurel Highlands
•You see in the distance Chestnut Ridge, the western edge of the Allegheny Mountains; behind you, you will not encounter mountains again until you reach the Rockies, more than 1,000 miles away. A ford of the Youghiogheny River known as Stewart's . . . — Map (db m76709) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — ConnellsvilleTrail Map and Points of Interest
Cedar Creek Gorge, 21.8 miles north. Off the main trail in Cedar Creek Park, you will find waterfalls and wildflowers, as well as a suspension bridge over the gorge. photo by Betsy Mandarino.Great

Tufta Formation, 20.5 miles north. A living, . . . — Map (db m76710) HM

Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Connellsville Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to the memory of the men and women who served their country during the Revolutionary and all succeeding wars. — Map (db m59684) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Connellsville War Memorial
Dedicated to the veterans of all wars. Their devotion, sacrifices and ideals have assured our liberties.

[left plaque] This memorial presented by the Connellsville Sesqui-Centennial Association 1956. Dedicated November 11, 1958.

[right . . . — Map (db m76719) WM

Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Edwin S. Porter(1869-1941)
Motion picture pioneer, born in Connellsville. Developed concepts of film editing, screenplay, and other cinematic techniques. In early 20th century, he was America's leading director; his most famous film was "The Great Train Robbery," 1903. — Map (db m41784) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Gist's Plantation
Christopher Gist, the Ohio Company surveyor who went to Fort LeBoeuf with Washington, settled here in 1753. In 1754, Washington halted his campaign here and retreated to Fort Necessity. Pursuing French destroyed the plantation. — Map (db m59677) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Home of Colonel William Crawford
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Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Meason House
The Georgian manor on the hill was built 1802 by Isaac Meason. Veteran of the Revolution, Meason was a pioneer ironmaster. In 1817 at Plumsock he built one of the first rolling mills. — Map (db m59679) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — World War II Connellsville Canteen
From 1944 until 1946, about 800 women of all ages met 600,000 troops who passed through the B&O Railroad station. From offices here, volunteers furnished food and drink 24 hours a day and chauffeured personnel to their homes. — Map (db m41800) HM

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