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Events mark 250th anniversary of French and Indian War
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, March 13, 2005 | Richard Robbins

Posted on 03/13/2005 9:07:32 AM PST by Willie Green

This spring and summer will bring a full slate of events keyed to the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: anniversary; frenchandindianwar; history
Good listing of various planned activities.
Mark your calendars for family outings, etc.
1 posted on 03/13/2005 9:07:33 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: Tribune7; martin_fierro; xsmommy; mountaineer

ping


2 posted on 03/13/2005 9:08:16 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green

Thanks -- I don't know much about this conflict, but I'd like to. It sounds like the timing is right!


3 posted on 03/13/2005 9:10:51 AM PST by 68skylark
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To: Willie Green

Who won that one? Did the French surrender?


4 posted on 03/13/2005 9:15:27 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: 3catsanadog; agrace; annyokie; Atlantin; Ayn Rand wannabe; Badray; Benrand; beyond the sea; ...
The novelty of the French-Indian War was that the French fought.

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5 posted on 03/13/2005 9:17:31 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Willie Green

bump


6 posted on 03/13/2005 9:18:22 AM PST by missthethunder
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To: Bushbacker1

British and Prussians won. It actually was the Seven Years War, a World War, with the American component called the French and Indian War.

Russia, Austria, and France all ganged up on Prussia; Frederick the Great beat them all (barely, after fortuitously getting the Russians to withdraw from the war) in Europe.

Here, after some initial French success, the British took Quebec and therefore captured Canada from the French.


7 posted on 03/13/2005 9:21:14 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

The frogs didnt do so hot years later in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 either, come to think of it they are on a centuries long losing streak... (the sissys!)


8 posted on 03/13/2005 9:33:32 AM PST by aspiring.hillbilly
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To: Willie Green
Crucible of War Fred Anderson ISBN 0-375-70636-4

Best on the subject so far.

9 posted on 03/13/2005 9:41:42 AM PST by ivanhoe116
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To: Willie Green
Mark your calendars for family outings, etc.

Don't forget to bring your scalping hatchets and firebrands!

Massacres are no fun without the proper equipment.

10 posted on 03/13/2005 9:53:05 AM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Willie Green; Mo1; ..

For the Pittsburghians


11 posted on 03/13/2005 10:00:14 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: Willie Green; martin_fierro

Thanks for the pings. I hope to accompany my nieces to at least one event. They're only 5 and 9, but have seen several Bushy Run reenactments.


12 posted on 03/13/2005 10:14:29 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: mountaineer
My dad is supposedly a descendant of Col. Henry Bouquet; unfortunately, there is no record of Old Buckey ever marrying. Whatever the case, because of the purported family tie, I started reading up on the Seven Years War, which never interested me much as a kid.

The American frontier when it was still east of the Mississippi makes the cinematic "wild west" look positively tame.

13 posted on 03/13/2005 10:28:03 AM PST by niteowl77
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To: 68skylark

The war was started by George Washington. He was a British subject at the time.


14 posted on 03/13/2005 10:48:11 AM PST by RightWhale (Please correct if cosmic balance requires.)
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To: aspiring.hillbilly

The Prussians were whipped at Jena on October 14, 1806, by a French army...led by a non-Frenchman, of course.


15 posted on 03/13/2005 10:52:41 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: edskid

My ancestors lived on the Forks of the Yadkin River in North Carolina during the French and Indian War and were driven north to Virginia by the French and Cherokees in 1761.

The Forks of the Yadkin was also home to Daniel Boone and was the western most frontier with American settlers living there at that time. The stories I've read about the Indian attacks and hardships on the Forks of the Yadkin make the frontier of the 1870s look like a tea party.


16 posted on 03/13/2005 11:08:48 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (Proud member of P.O.O.P., People Offended by Offended People.)
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To: edskid

Part of one of the states, North Carolina actually broke off from the main part of the state and made their own state, Franklin. That lasted 4 years. A lot of competing claims to unoccupied land west of the Thirteen Colonies, the Thirteen States, made for some tension between states.


17 posted on 03/13/2005 11:09:56 AM PST by RightWhale (Please correct if cosmic balance requires.)
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To: Willie Green

I went to several of these events last year and it was great fun. For people with families, you must take the young people to teach them our history!


18 posted on 03/13/2005 11:13:39 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Willie Green

The only problem is that the war started in 1754. They're a year late.


19 posted on 03/13/2005 11:17:55 AM PST by aynrandfreak (If 9/11 didn't change you, you're a bad human being)
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To: mountaineer

I live near Bushy Run. They usually have the reenactment the first week of August. Also there was a great piece about General Braddock in the Focus section of today's Trib.


20 posted on 03/13/2005 11:57:08 AM PST by toothfairy86
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To: aynrandfreak
They're a year late.

Au contraire, they started this last year, and it will continue for at least six more years to coincide with the end of the war. (Can't remember the date of the peace conference, but in Europe they called this the "Seven Years War".)

21 posted on 03/13/2005 12:28:11 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

That was only one day of battle, not a whole war...


22 posted on 03/13/2005 5:37:49 PM PST by aspiring.hillbilly
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To: aspiring.hillbilly
France won the war--the treaty of Tilsit between France and Prussia in 1807 was a humiliation for Prussia (which lost almost half of its territory and had to pay large indemnities to France).

That was nearly 200 years ago. Sweden, too, was once a military power.

23 posted on 03/13/2005 5:59:36 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: toothfairy86

Hey...I live near there too!!! No. Huntingdon, near what used to be Fort Waltour. Small world :)


24 posted on 03/13/2005 8:37:41 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (I used to take the highroad, but the altitude gave me nose bleeds....)
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To: martin_fierro; Atlantic Friend

You denigrate the French a bit too much -- remember that under Louis the Sun King they were a major power in Europe while under Napoleon they came close to forming a Europe-wide empire -- even up to defeating the UK. Whatever be their politics now, I see no point in historical condemnation


25 posted on 03/14/2005 5:18:07 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: aspiring.hillbilly
The frogs didnt do so hot years later in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870 either, come to think of it they are on a centuries long losing streak...

You kind of forget their victories under Napoleon and what happened in 1848. YEs, since then they have been in decline.
26 posted on 03/14/2005 5:19:30 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: Cronos
Well the Napoleon campaigns culminated in the horrendous trek out of Russia where General Winter ravaged the French troops...I hardly call that a victorious end to Napoleon's conquests
27 posted on 03/14/2005 5:23:35 PM PST by aspiring.hillbilly
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To: aspiring.hillbilly
Well the Napoleon campaigns culminated in the horrendous trek out of Russia where General Winter ravaged the French troops...I hardly call that a victorious end to Napoleon's conquests

Weell, he won many battles before and after that -- and if he hadn't turned on Russia, he would have created a French Empire. There wouldn't have been a WWI -- say, that is speculation,but has anyone written a book based on that supposition?
28 posted on 03/14/2005 5:50:36 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: Cronos
I believe WWI was spawned by the frogs loss of the Alsass Loraine in the Franco-Prussan war of 1870 and the French defeat and their subsequent baiting of the Germans to recover the lost pride of a generation ago...
29 posted on 03/14/2005 6:03:16 PM PST by aspiring.hillbilly
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