Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fort Necessity was a Necessity

Yes, Fort Necessity was named that because George Washington was fleeing the French during the Colonial Wars (the French and Indian War). He came to Pennsylvania to tell the French to vacate Ft. LeBoeuf and all of western Pennsylvania and was on the run from them heading back to Virginia. Washington was outnumbered. The French were catching up, so he found a meadow and hastily built a wooden stockade with a big birm around it. And here we are..........almost 300 years later at the site of Washington's only surrender.

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