Forbes Road - Pittsburgh, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 26.464 W 080° 00.579
17T E 583990 N 4477184
Quick Description: One of the original PA State markers located in downtown Pittsburgh.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2017 10:59:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMX48B
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member The Leprechauns
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "ort 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"
Marker Name: Forbes Road

County: Allegheny

Date Dedicated: 1/1/1930

Marker Type: City

Location: Point State Park

Category: History

Website: [Web Link]

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