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September 27, 2019

Cross Creek Cabin Construction

The European settlement of Cross Creek started in the early 1770s as families from the eastern parts of Maryland and Virginia began to move into the Ohio country. The primary goal of these early settlers was to clear land and make a shelter before winter set in.

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May 8, 2019

Diseases Affecting 18th-Century Soldiers at Fort Pitt

For any soldier stationed in or around Fort Pitt during the 18th-century, sickness was often inevitable during his enlistment. Communicable illnesses affecting the soldiers were common occurrences. The following are some of the most common ailments suffered by Fort Pitt soldiers.

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March 29, 2019

Five Frontier Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Pitt Museum recognizes five women essential to early frontier history.

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