Synopses & Reviews
The year: 1758. A global conflict known as the French and Indian War rages, with the British battling the French and their Indian allies for control of North America. This spellbinding chapter in American history unfolds in a lively historic narrative, punctuated with rich, original illustrations. Join a headstrong young George Washington and British General John Forbes as they carve a trail through the Pennsylvania wilderness, capture Fort Duquesne and help set the stage for the birth of a nation. Let history be your guide as you experience the Forbes Trail today. Start at one of seven gateways as you traverse 250 years of American history and explore the authentic historic sites, natural wonders, restored houses and gardens, and extensive recreational opportunities that define the Forbes Trail.
The story of the Forbes Campaign, one of the most dramatic and significant chapters of the French and Indian War, unfolds vividly in Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail, a new book published as part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Pittsburgh. The book takes an engaging approach, combining gripping history with tools to help contemporary travelers discover historic sites, the great outdoors and family attractions along the trail today.