Here Colonel John Armstrong with about 800 Frontiersmen from Cumberland County stopped September 7, 1756, while on his way to attack the Indian town of Kittanning. He left 18 of his men, commanded by Lieutanant James Hogg to watch a band of Indians seek at a nearby campfire. The next morning Lieutenant Hogg attacked this band of Indians and was killed with a number of his men.
Here, March 16, 1777 Fergus Moorhead was taken prisoner by the Indians, and his companion, a Mr. Simpson, was killed and scalped.
From the many blankets left here by Colonel Armstrong's men the place received it's name.