1756 Delaware Kittanning Expedition ... September 2000

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Posted by Elaine on August 01, 1999 at 20:31:52:

After June has passed & G2K is but another memory, there is yet another "Gathering" to attend. September in Pennsylvania is beautiful ... and this particular event ought to be spectacular!

Thanks for forwarding the info, Clabair!!!
Victoria & Carol ... I DO expect to see you both there!!!!

Kittanning Expedition; Sept. 1 to 10 2000.
The Kittanning Expedition is a recreation of Col. John Armstrong's march to raid the Delaware Town of Kittanning (Pennsylvania)in Sept. 1756.
Bill Wood and I (Lane) have put countless hours researching and visiting key sites along the Kittanning Path the last few months. Things are looking great for support from the 5 counties along the march route. A committee of representatives of the counties is now being formed to address any logistics involved to assure this recreation is a success.

It is still the main plan to walk the entire route of approx. 100 miles in period clothing and equipment. Anyone interested can walk the entire route, walk a section of the route, or just camp at sites along the trail. Mr. John Bartock, the Cambria County Representative and myself spent a few hours yesterday confirming the original path route from Cambria County to half of Indiana County. This is quite an exciting project and I'm sure anyone who goes with us will have a great time.

We had finally located one of the campsites described by Col. Armstrong in his report to the Governor of PA. To stand there and imagine what it must have been like for his 300 men to camp there, deep into Indian territory, unable to make fires, was quite inspiring to me. It is also planned to have one major campsite in each of the
counties for public access. We will be investigating the possibility of having Musicians, Craft people, etc. at these camps so people will have the opportunity to see life as it was in the mid 1700's.


This sounds great!!!! Also, there's to be a Fur Traders' Rendezvous at Fort Niagara in October. For info, contact the Fort or drop Major George Bray a line.

Aye - how I miss the North Country ...

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