When George Washingt
When George Washington ’Almost’ Lost His Head
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Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:00-8:00
One particular July 4th proved to be a nightmare morning for George Washington; the Virginia soldier was just 22 years old when he inadvertently started what is often called The First World War. The conflict began in what is now known as Jumonville Glen in Fayette County. A few weeks later, on this fateful July 4, 1754, Washington was forced to surrender his small army of British and Colonial troops at a hastily-built defensive outpost he called Fort Necessity.

Join retired Post-Gazette report and editor, Len Barcousky for a virtual tour of both sites, Jumonville and Fort Necessity, and learn about everything that went wrong 266 years ago in Southwestern Pennsylvania for the man who became first president of our country.

Len Barcousky, a newspaper journalist for 50 years, retired after almost 30 years as an editor and reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the author of three books about Pittsburgh history drawn from his biweekly “Eyewitness” column.

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