Dunfermline marks links to American hero General John Forbes
General John Forbes is credited with turning the tide of American history in favour of British forces in the Seven Years War when he defeated the French, capturing a strategically important fort and founding what is now Pittsburgh.
Now a memorial, gifted by the people of Pennsylvania, stands alongside the Forbes' ancestral home, Pittencrieff House. It was unveiled on Saturday.
The Forbes Marker was presented by Laura Fisher, senior vice-president of the Allegheny Conference in Pittsburgh. She served as an executive director of French and Indian War 250, which celebrated the 250th anniversary of the founding of Pittsburgh in 1758.
The Forbes Marker commemorates the achievements of the general, and is one of a set of five installed along the route of the 300-mile trail he created on his way to capture Fort Duquesne....
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