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May 12, 2020

Nicholas Cresswell’s Journey on the Ohio in 1775

The years after the French and Indian War saw large numbers of Euro-American settlers pouring west over the Appalachian Mountains, steadily encroaching on American Indian lands as they defied the mountainous border meant to contain them.

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April 30, 2020

Who is There to Mourn for Logan?

During the days preceding April 30th of 1774, a brutal massacre of American Indians was being plotted by about two dozen frontier malcontents roughly 40 miles northwest from Pittsburgh.

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February 26, 2020

The African American Experience in Pittsburgh, Virginia – Part 2

Research for the Fort Pitt Museum’s new exhibition involved a deep dive into the community of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania on the eve of the American Revolution.

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