Washington & Bouquet MeetingNear this site on July 30, 1758, Cols. Bouquet and Washington discussed proposed routes by which Gen. Forbes' army would attack French Ft. Duquesne. Bouquet preferred the route due west from Bedford, while Washington advocated Braddock's 1755 road to the south. Forbes himself chose the route from Bedford, and as a result occupied the ruins of Ft. Duquesne on Nov. 25, 1758. Forbes Road encouraged subsequent westward expansion through Pa.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 703039 N 4414189|
|Decimal Degrees||39.85346667, -78.62655000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 51.208', W 78° 37.593'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 51' 12.48" N, 78° 37' 35.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5200-5298 US-220, Bedford PA 15522, US|
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