Braddock's Road Yesterday and Today

 
9781608803002: Braddock's Road Yesterday and Today
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In 1755 British General Edward Braddock with an army of approximately 2200 men cut a road through the wilderness from Ft. Cumberland in Maryland to Fort Duquesne, a distance of approximately 116 miles. During the month of August 1908, John Kennedy Lacock (1871-1933) a Harvard Professor and previous resident of Washington, Pa. who became an authority on the Braddock Road, conducted a party of 7 over the road. Along the way, his photographer, E. K. Weller took photos of the road and important nearby features. During the months of June and July 1909 he conducted a second party of 5 including his photographer. These photographs and several engravings were published by E. K. Weller of Washington, Pa. in 1910 as a set of 60 postcards. I have collected all of these. It is my objective in this book to identify the locations of the postcards as best as possible and duplicate the views with a modern camera, thereby showing the reader what the remains of the Braddock Road and significant landmarks look like today as compared to1908. Hopefully I will take the reader back in time to see the road through Lacock's eyes and in some respect Braddock's. The book consists of copies of the original postcards with associated caption and a descriptive characteristic about the postcard. Below the postcard is the associated text from Lacock's book that relates to the location of the postcard. On the following page is shown the present day view of the actual postcard site. The characteristics of the photo is described below the photo and a comments section is provided to explain how the modern day location was chosen. An additional section of approximately 60 photos are provided showing additional views of the locations or nearby l points of interest. The book is in hardcover 8 x 10 color format of 181 pages.

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