During the Battle of Jumonville Glen, Lt. Col George Washington of Virginia, and 159 men on orders from Virginia Governor Dinwiddie, had originally been dispatched to join a construction party to the Forks of the Ohio. Finding that the building team had been forced to leave the Forks, as French were already there, and were  … Read more

The first of four forts built by the French to protect their claim to the Ohio Country. It was located on a bluff in Presque Isle Bay, in what is now Erie, Pennsylvania. The fort protected the northern terminus of the Venango Path, an American Indian trade route that led from the Forks of the  … Read more

The colonial Period of the United States is often characterized by the wars and battles fought by the colonists with Native Americans, and other European powers between 1607 and 1775. But, it is instructive to review the social and economic history and growth of the colonies because: 1). They were primarily economic enterprises and 2).  … Read more