Fort Halifax was one of four forts built along the Susquehanna River in North Central Pennsylvania to provide safe shelter for pack trains passing from Fort Hunter (now in Harrisburg) to Fort Augusta (now in Sunbury.) during the French and Indian War. The fort was erected by Col. William Clapham, with the order of Governor  … Read more

Fort Prince George, aka Trent’s Fort, was established at the Forks of Ohio River, on what is now the site of Pittsburgh, at the confluence of the Allegheny aand Monongahela Rivers. It was the first of five forts to be established there. Originally a trading post established by Ohio Company trader William Trent in the  … Read more

It didn’t take long for the Virginia Colony to move from a (mostly) struggling fort in Jamestown, to an established body politic with an elected general assembly. According to the Jamestown Rediscovery Website, the first General Assembly met in the “quire” (choir) on June 30, 1619 in the newly-built wooden church at Jamestown. As chartered  … Read more