Braddock's Road followed Eagle Street in Mt. Pleasant, passing through what is now Frick Hospital and the former Ramsay High School building. Following the ridge, it exited the town through the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Wow, that certainly is a blast from the past.
But I'm sorry to see that there wasn't much interest when I originally posted it.
But then again, I grew up in this area and always had an interest in this chapter of our history.
This cemetary is where my grandparents are buried and the HS is where my parents went.
And we had other family who lived on Eagle St.
Until I was 4-years-old, our house was on the other side of town, but there was an old, overgrown cemetary in the field in back of it.
It actually wasn't much of a cemetary. As I vaguely recall, it was just a couple of marked graves rumored to be from the Braddock period. I can remember Dad clearing away some of the weeds and brush when he took me back there once to see it.
But we move to the 'Burgh when I was older, so I can't pass along the lore as well as if I had actually grown up there.
Thanks. I wonder if the cemetery has basically vanished, or has been carefully restored and maintained since that time?