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    French and Indian War rides?

    I've been reading a few books lately on the F&I war. I'm not familiar with the geography of the north east, and the "Street View" in Google Maps shows some nice scenery. I was wondering if anyone up that way has put together a ride that hits various historic locations. I've been looking at doing something similar for the march to the Battle of King's Mountain, which is relatively close to me.

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    Ride up the west side of Lake George in New York and visit Fort Ticonderoga, in Ticonderoga, New York.

    The Black Watch fought at Fort Ticonderoga in the French & Indian War.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMYMUTT View Post
    I've been reading a few books lately on the F&I war. I'm not familiar with the geography of the north east, and the "Street View" in Google Maps shows some nice scenery. I was wondering if anyone up that way has put together a ride that hits various historic locations. I've been looking at doing something similar for the march to the Battle of King's Mountain, which is relatively close to me.
    Wasn't King's Mountain a Revolutionary War battle?

    F&I Sites in PA, https://www.fortligonier.org/plan/fr...ian-war-sites/

    https://libraries.psu.edu/about/coll...r-pennsylvania

    Perhaps, our Canadian members will provide input on the sites in their country as this should be the series of conflicts (7-yrs war) that secured British rule in eastern Canada
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    You might consider following the Braddock Expedition route (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braddock_Expedition).

    It’s a nice area of the country that straddles the Eastern Continental Divide. I am not familiar with what all has been preserved or can still be seen, but I do know there is a national historic site there at Ft Necessity near the MD/PA state line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMYMUTT View Post
    I've been looking at doing something similar for the march to the Battle of King's Mountain, which is relatively close to me.
    You may want to check out the Kings Mountain National Military Park which is interesting if you like Revolutionary War history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_..._Military_Park

    One of the monuments along the 1.5 trail lists the names of the officers and local militia who gave their lives for freedom against the British. This battle was a turning point during the war.
    One of those local men was my 6x great grandfather. Out of 4 brothers, he was the only Patriot, the others remaining loyal to the King. During the battle (as it was documented in a few other books on the subject) that my grandfather and one of his brothers shot and killed each other. After the battle ended, their wives (now widows) came to collect and bury their menfolk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vark View Post
    You might consider following the Braddock Expedition route (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braddock_Expedition).

    Itís a nice area of the country that straddles the Eastern Continental Divide. I am not familiar with what all has been preserved or can still be seen, but I do know there is a national historic site there at Ft Necessity near the MD/PA state line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Wasn't King's Mountain a Revolutionary War battle?

    F&I Sites in PA, https://www.fortligonier.org/plan/fr...ian-war-sites/

    https://libraries.psu.edu/about/coll...r-pennsylvania

    Perhaps, our Canadian members will provide input on the sites in their country as this should be the series of conflicts (7-yrs war) that secured British rule in eastern Canada
    Yes, it was. The F&I didn't make it this far south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMYMUTT View Post
    Yes, it was. The F&I didn't make it this far south.
    Actually, the larger conflict...Ö...had Spain ceding Florida to the British and France ceding Louisiana to the Spanish. Of course, that all changed within 50~60-yrs.
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    Check out Ft Niagara north of Buffalo NY. I was there last fall. Itís a pretty cool place & well worth seeing. Also along I90 in NY there are places to see Ft Johnson,Johnson Hall, Herkimer Home etc.

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    The Wiki info is accurate and its beautiful country to ride, Bradford has rebuilt the fort and has great info. Good mom/pop type lodging also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slip View Post
    The Wiki info is accurate and its beautiful country to ride, Bradford has rebuilt the fort and has great info. Good mom/pop type lodging also.
    Rainy Sundays are good for searching the web......https://braddockroadpa.org/
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