Tuesday, June 28, 2011

George Washington's Headquarters--Cumberland, MD

Way back in American history, when we still belonged to England, the French were coming into territory that had been claimed by King George II. George Washington had been a surveryor in this part of Western Maryland and Pennsylvania, so he was sent by Lord Fairfax of Virginia to tell the French to scram. Well, the French weren't too happy with the news and their Indian friends joined them in a war against England, thus, the French and Indian War. This little, bitty cabin was where our first president commanded his troops.

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