Early Days Pittsburgh. 1682 French laid claim to all the tributaries of the Mississippi and the territory through which they flowed. (result of LaSalle’s discovery).
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1682 French laid claim to all the tributaries of the Mississippi and the territory through which they flowed.
(result of LaSalle’s discovery)
Major George Washington with Christopher Gist (a guide) and Abraham Jacob Van Braam (an interpreter) and several woodsman and Indians present letter from Dinwiddie to French Commander of Fort Leboeuf (St. Pierre).
Letter expressed astonishment French built on Great Britain property and demanded that they leave
Washington Born the earliest settlers. He operated a trading post in the area (near the Monongahela River by what we know as the Edgar Thompson Plant) and met George Washington while Washington was on a surveying trip
eldest son of Augustine Washington and his second wife
Mary Ball Washington, in Va., on Feb. 22, 1732
George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope'Creek along the Potomac River. Although Washington had little or no formal schooling, his early notebooks indicate that he read in geography, military history, agriculture, deportment and composition. He showed an aptitude for surveying and simple mathematics.His father died in 1743, and soon thereafter George went to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon Lawrence became something of a substitute father for his brother. Upon the death of Lawrence in 1752, George inherited the Mount Vernon estate
- Crossing the Allegheny
“Strange that one prisoner in a far distance province, in a skirmish that began the war, should guide Wolfe to Victory at Quebec which virtually closed the War in America.”