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By William Fischer, Jr., June 10, 2011
Forbes Road Marker
Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Murrysville — Forbes Road
On the hill one mile south was located the Washington Camp. This base for Forbes Road was built Nov. 1758 by Col. George Washington, "Commanding the Troops to ye Westward," on the order of Colonel Henry Bouquet. — Map (db m43752) HM
Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Murrysville — Forbes Road
On the hill one mile south was located the Washington Camp. This base for Forbes Road was built Nov. 1758 by Col. George Washington, "Commanding the Troops to ye Westward," on the order of Colonel Henry Bouquet. — Map (db m43753) HM
Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Murrysville — Haymaker Well
On this site, a pioneer natural gas well "blew in" on November 3, 1878. Named for the brothers Matthew and Obe Haymaker who drilled it, the well was drilled to a depth of 1,400 feet to the Murrysville sandstone, a bed of pourous rock similar to the . . . — Map (db m79286) HM
Pennsylvania (Westmoreland County), Murrysville — Murrysville Gas Well
First gas well in county, and one of world's most productive. Drilled, 1878. Caught fire in 1881, burning for years with tremendous roar and brilliance. Later was controlled and piped to Pittsburgh. Site lies 500 yards S.E. near railroad. — Map (db m43751) HM

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