Braddock's Historic River Crossing to Be Re-Enacted
Hollenbaugh, Barbara, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Connellsville has been a crossroads, especially for people heading west, since it first became a community.
The Connellsville Historical Society will present the 7th annual re-enactment of Gen. Edward Braddock's crossing of the Youghiogheny River at Connellsville June 26-27.
Braddock was leading his army toward the Ohio Valley to oust the French from land claimed by the British crown.
Karen Hechler, of the historical society, said that the commemoration was a dream of her mentor, the late Bill Balsley.
"Bill wanted to find a unique way to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War," she said. "He thought that having an actual …
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Publication information: Article title: Braddock's Historic River Crossing to Be Re-Enacted. Contributors: Hollenbaugh, Barbara - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: June 2, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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