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Recap of Early Washington-Pittsburgh Relations

  1. 1753 French encroach Ohio Valley, ignoring a warning delivered by Washington
  2. 1754 Virginia colonists begin constructing a fort at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers
  3. 1754 French forces from Montreal seize site, destroy the fort and build new one (Ft. Duquesne)
  4. 1754-1755 French defeat forces led by Washington and Braddock sent to Ft. Duquesne
  5. 1758 French flee superior strength without a fight, site taken and renamed Ft Pitt; surrounding area becomes Pittsburgh
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