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REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO LOCATE THE SITES OF THE
FRONTIER FORTS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Clarence M. Busch.
State Printer of Pennsylvania.
Forty Fort, Wyoming (PA), in 1778.
Illustration of the Title Page.
Map of the Site of Frontier Forts Between the Delaware and Susquehanna.
Index Vol 1.
Index Vol. 2.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
I. THE INDIAN FORTS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS.
Prefatory Note. Forts Harris and Hunter.
Illustration of Log House of John Harris 1720.
Map of Site of Fort Hunter.
Forts Manada and Brown.
Map of Site of Forts Manada, Brown, and Swatara.
Map of Site of Robinson Fort.
Map of Harper's and Reed's Block Houses.
Map of Site of Fort Swatara.
Map of Site of Line of Forts Along Blue Mountains.
Map of Site of Fort Swatara and Hess' Block House.
Map of Site of Moravian Church Stockade, Lebanon County.
Map of Site of Ulrich Fort or Block House.
Illustration of Gloninger Block House, 1895.
Map of Site of Gloninger Fort or Block House.
Map of Site of Zeller Fort Block House.
Illustration of Zeller Block House, 1895.
Illustration of Brietenbach Block House, 1895.
Map of Site of Fort Henry, Berks County.
Map of Present Site of Fort Northkill.
Map of Friedensthal, a Settlement of the Moravian Economy.
Illustration of Christians' Spring. Stockade.
Illustration of The Rose Tavern. Stockade.
Map of Site of Fort Hyndshaw.
Illustration of Old Shawanee Church, Site of Fort Dupui
Map of Fort or Block House at Depui's.
Map of Site of Fort Penn at Stroudsburg.
II. THE FRONTIER FORTS NORTH AND WEST BRANCHES OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER.
By John M. Buckalew.
Illustration of Site of Fort McClure, Town of Bloomsburg.
Illustration of Site of Fort Freeland, Showing Spring and Old Kitchen.
III. THE FRONTIER FORTS WITHIN THE WYOMING VALLEY REGION.
By Sheldon Reynolds, M. A.,
President of the Wyoming Historical and Geographical Society.
Map of Position of the Wyoming Forts.
Illustration of Forty Fort, Wyoming, in 1778.
Illustration of Pittston Fort on Susquehanna at Pittston.
Illustration of Stewart's Block House.
IV. THE FRONTIER FORTS IN THE CUMBERLAND AND JUNIATA VALLEYS.
By Jay Gulfillan Weiser.
BEDFORD COUNTY FORTS: BEDFORD - RAYSTOWN, MARTIN, PIPER, WINGAWN.
BLAIR COUNTY FORTS: FETTER, HOLLIDAY, LOWREY, ROBERDEAU, ROLLER.
CENTRE COUNTY. POTTER'S.
Map of Site of Fort Potter.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Lowther, Morris, Franklin, Letort, Croghan, Dickey, Ferguson, McAlister, McComb's.
Map of Shippensburg, Pa.
DAUPHIN COUNTY: Halifax
FRANKLIN COUNTY: Chambers, Davis, Loudoun, McCord, McDowell, Steel, McConnell's, Lyttleton.
Map of Site of Forts in Lower Cumberland Valley.
Forts of Huntingdon County: Anderson, Hartsog, Lytle, McCormick's, Crum's, McAlcvy's, Shirley, Standing Stone, Bingham.
JUNIATA COUNTY: Patteron 1 and 2.
MIFFLIN COUNTY: Granville
Map of Site of Fort Granville, Mifflin Co., Near Lewistown.
PERRY COUNTY: Robinson
SNYDER COUNTY: Hendricks, A Blockhouse; McKee's.
Illustration of Remains of Hendricks' Block House, Snyder County.
THE FRONTIER FORTS OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA.
By George Dallas Albert.
Fort Le Boeuf, 1796.
Illustration of Title Page.
Illustration of Fort Duquesne.
Map showing Braddock's Route, 1755.
Illustration 1 of Troup Formations, Braddock's Battle.
Illustration 2 of Troup Formations, Braddock's Battle.
Illustration of the First Fort Pitt, 1758.
Illustration of Fort Pitt and Environs, 1759.
Illustration of Redoubt at Pittsburg.
Fort Fayette and Notes. (Including Notes to FortDuquesne and Fort Pitt.)
Map of Hannastown with Line of the Forbes Road and Route of the Indians
at the Time of its Destruction July 13th, 1782.
Carnahan's Blockhouse, Forts Crawford and Notes, Wallace and Barr's.
Forts: Palmer's, Shields', Walthour's, Pomeroy (Pomroy's), Wilson and Rugh's Blockhouses, Allen
(Hempfield Twp.), Kepple's, & Stokely's & McDowell's & Marchand's Blockhouses, Shippen at Capt. John Proctor's, Lockry's Blockhouse, Philip Klingensmith's House, Gaspard Markle's House and Station.
Forts: Burd - Redstone Old Fort & Notes, Settlers' Forts of Fayette Co. & Notes: Minter's, Gaddis', Pearse's, Craft's, Cassell's, Ashcraft's, Mason's, Conwell's, Spark's, Beeson's, Graybill's & Valentine Crawford's Blockhouse.
Illustration of Fort Burd or Redstone, Brownsville, PA.
Catawba Trail. Forts of Washington County: Rice's, Lindley's, Wolf's, Miller's (Blockhouse), Beelor's, Dillow's, Vance's, Hoagland's, Allen's, Dinsmore's, Roney's, Reynold's (Blockhouse), Wells', Doddridge's, Teeters', Beeman's (Blockhouse), Marshall's (Blockhouse), Burgett's, Campbell's (Blockhouse), Froman's, Williamson's Station, Bayon's (Blockhouse), Taylor's, Norris', Cherry's, Lamb's Becket's, Milliken & McFarland, Woodruff's (Blockhouse), Cox's, McDonald's Station.
Forts of Greene and Indiana Counties.
GREENE COUNTY: Jackson's, Garard's, Swan & Van Meter, Ryerson's, Statler's, Martin's, Harrison's.
INDIANA COUNTY: Moorhead's & Inyard's (Blockhouse), Robinson's Strong-House, Station at Black-Legs Creek, Armstrong - (Kittanning), Notes, Description of Indian Town at Kittanning.
BEAVER COUNTY (1): Fort McIntosh and Notes
Beaver County Forts (2): Battle of Bushy Run & Notes
Sketch of Col. Bouquet's Engagement with 400 Indians, 1763.
Beaver County Forts (3): Presqu' Isle & Notes
Map of the Borough of Erie, 1837.
Illustration of Plan of City of Erie.
Plan of Presque Isle and Harbor of Erie, 1793.
Erie County: Fort Le Boeuf and Notes.
Venango County: Forts Machault & Notes, Venango & Notes, Franklin, the Old Garrison & Notes.
Blockhouses and Stations and Places of Defense Erected or Used After 1783 on the Western Frontier of Pennsylvania: Reed's Station - (Westmoreland Co.), Blockhouse at Freeport or Buffalo Creek - (Armstrong Co.), Fort Green - (Armstrong Co.), Clark's Blockhouse - (Armstrong Co.), Claypoole's Blockhouse - (Armstrong Co.), Blockhouse at Bull Creek - (Allegheny Co.)
INDIANA COUNTY: McConaughy's, Allison's, Peelor's, Elder's, Thompson's, McCartney's Blockhouses.
CRAWFORD COUNTY: Mead's Blockhouse - (Meadville)
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