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Braddock Road Preservation Assn

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When:
November 3, 2017 – November 4, 2017 all-day
2017-11-03T00:00:00-04:00
2017-11-05T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Jumonville PA
887 Jumonville Rd
Hopwood, PA 15445
USA
Cost:
Friday bus tour & seminar - $100 person

 Braddock Road Preservation Association

 The Fall newsletter states they take their name seriously, documenting the Braddock Road, but this year, they offer a bus trip on that OTHER ROAD, the Forbes Expedition Road !

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3 November 2017 Friday

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The following text is from:

http://braddockroadpa.org/wp-content/uploads/brpaj.2017-1.pdf

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The Braddock Road Preservation Association

takes its name seriously, and often explores traces

of the Braddock Road during the annual seminar

on the first weekend in November. This year’s

focus is on “the other road” that played a pivotal

role in the conquest of French Fort Duquesne

and the westward expansion that followed: the

historic Forbes Road. The 2017 BRPA bus tour

on Friday, November 3, will be led by a stellar

cast of guides, including BRPA President Walt

Powell, author and historian Doug Cubbison,

Forbes Road enthusiast Phil Light, and BRPA

board members Robert Nipar and Norman Baker,

the author of The Braddock Road Historical Atlas.

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The bus departs Jumonville at 7:30 A.M. and

proceeds east, with a first stop at the Sideling

Hill Visitor’s Center in Maryland before arriving

at the site of Fort Loudon, west of Chambersburg

along State Route 30 for a discussion of the fort

and area. From there the tour will head west,

including stops at Cowan’s Gap State Park;

historical markers for Raystown Gap, Burnt

Cabins, and Fort Littleton; the western base of

Sideling Hill, site of a historic spring and Forbes

Road trace. On the way we will see the Juniata

Crossing for a glimpse of another road trace.

Lunch will be provided at Fort Bedford, and the

tour will then proceed west to Fort Ligonier,

arriving between 2:30 and 3:00 P.M.

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MUCH MORE DETAIL

More on FRIDAY Evening and the following SATURDAY

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2nd bus tour in evening and the next Day Saturday Seminar.

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http://braddockroadpa.org/wp-content/uploads/brpaj.2017-1.pdf

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From their website: http://braddockroadpa.org/about-us/

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This organization has held an annual French & Indian War Seminar for over 25 years on the first Saturday in November. In addition, for the past several years, we have also offered a Bus Tour of various portions of the original Braddock Road from Cumberland, MD, to Pittsburgh, PA. Prominent authors, artists, and musicians have enriched the experience with their knowledge, passion, and painstaking research. Fans of history are fascinated to uncover the social, political, and physical realities of the time when George Washington was a young man and when Braddock’s Road was built.

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Previous Years’ Events

2015

Braddock Road Preservation Assn Annual Event

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See ANNUAL EVENT consisting of a bus tour on Friday 6 Nov 2015 and seminar Saturday 7 Nov 2015

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You can choose the bus tour only or seminar only or both.

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See times and dates

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Click on REGISTER ONLINE

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See Braddock Road Preservation Association website. This site is extensive and informative. Browse through it at your leisure.

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See their Facebook Page too.

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From the website:

Friday will kick off with a bus tour of the Braddock Road to the Emanuel Episcopal Church (the remains of Fort Cumberland) in Cumberland, Frostburg University (Lacock collection), Big Savage Mountain & Fort Necessity to see the new diorama of Jumonville Glenn. Friday evening will feature Braddock scholar Dr. David Preston, with a program based on his new book Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (Oxford University Press, June 2015). Sessions will continue all day Saturday on the historic Jumonville campus. Refreshments will be served both days, with an optional lunch available with registration.

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Navigate around the Emanuel Episcopal Church at Fort Cumberland using the Google car.

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Navigational Street View of Savage River Camp historical sign

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Click on book for more info

.braddock defeat book BR book

 

As Volunteer unpaid aide to General Braddock, George Washington writing from Fort Cumberland 18 July 1755, gives an account of the defeat to Lt Gov Dinwiddie, “As I am favourd with an oppertunity, I shoud think myself inexcusable, was I to omit givg you some acct of our late Engagemt with the French on the Monongahela the 9th Inst. …”

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Below is a world wide map, reflecting the global reach of the Seven Years War, but keep clicking on a neutral area of the map to get near the Braddock Road represented by the light red diamonds.

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You can get down to street level on this map.

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The light red diamond icons are all about the Braddock Road, from the moment Braddock and Keppel landed in Hampton Roads to Alexandria to Will’s Creek (Fort Cumberland) to the final field of battle.

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Still adding more. Still in progress. Adding, suggestions, changes always welcomed. Contact Jim Moyer.

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The Sun Never Sets on the British Empire.

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Excerpted from a newspaper article:

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Friday

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Bus tour

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The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6 with a bus tour that will begin in Cumberland, Md., and will visit a handful of historical sites along its journey back to Hopwood.

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The bus tour includes a trip along the Braddock Road created in 1755 by Gen. Edward Braddock’s British army as it made its way toward the site of present-day Pittsburgh, Powell said. The first stop will be the Emanuel Episcopal Church in Cumberland where guests will explore the remains of Fort Cumberland. The tour will then visit Frostburg University to review the papers of Harvard professor John Kennedy Lacock, who documented the Braddock Road with a series of photographic postcards in 1908. The tour next will stop at Big Savage Mountain, where Powell said some features of the old road can still be seen.

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“This was the biggest mountain the troops had to cross in 1755,” Powell said. “Features of the road are still there. It’s like taking a real step back in time.”

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The tour is scheduled to conclude at Fort Necessity, the site where George Washington’s first battle as a military officer took place.

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Also included in the seminar are multimedia presentations and discussions from both national and international experts. Powell said the experts are each unique in that they present different angles and perspectives for the events that occurred in the mid-1700s.

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Friday evening lecture

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Friday evening will feature Braddock scholar Dr. David Preston, with a program based on his new book Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution.

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Saturday historic jumonville campus

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Dr. Carl J. Ekberg, Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University will present “The Jumonville Affair — A Fresh Examination.”

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Dr. Daniel J. Tortora, Assistant Professor of History at Colby College will address his presentation titled “The .

Cherokee Offensive of 1760 and the Origins of the American Revolution.”

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Dr. John Oliphant, independent scholar from Eastbourne, UK will discuss “John Forbes: Scotland, Flanders, and the Seven Years War,”, a new critically acclaimed biography of General Forbes.

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Douglas R. Cubbison will present “On Campaign Against Fort Duquesne: The Braddock and Forbes Expeditions, 1755-58 through the Experiences of Quartermaster General Sir John St. Clair”.

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Participants

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Powell said an average of 125-150 people attend the event, but he would like to especially welcome area residents.

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The seminar also features a silent auction of rare books and other history-related items to benefit BRPA’s ongoing initiatives.

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The BRPA is an advisory organization that seeks to research, develop, interpret and promote the French and Indian War history of Jumonville, Dunbar’s Camp, and the Braddock Road in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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The event will take place at the Jumonville Camp, Conference and Retreat Center at 887 Jumonville Road in Hopwood. For registration or further information call 724-439-4912, or visit braddockroadpa.org/seminar.

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http://www.heraldstandard.com/community_life/community_news/french-and-indian-war-seminar-set-in-hopwood/article_71b71898-aa8c-567e-a34a-5dc0fefa56a2.html

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 2014
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Click on: Bus Tour and Seminar Oct 31 thru Nov 1, 2014

conducted by the Braddock Road Preservation Association

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Contact before you register:

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Braddock Road Preservation Association
887 Jumonville Road, Hopwood, PA 15445
(724) 439-4912 phone / (724) 439-1415 fax
info@jumonville.org
www.braddockroadpa.org

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Register info: https://jville.wufoo.com/forms/s1efworf1k7nj44/

 

See Braddock Road Preservation Association  Newsletter

Background for taking tour: Braddock’s Defeat

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Click on: Norman Baker’s Braddock’s Road: Mapping the British Expedition from Alexandria to the Monongahela

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