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250th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run
It was during the sultry days of August that British and Native American forces collided in the woods of western Pennsylvania near a small stream known as Bushy Run. Bushy Run Battlefield is the site of a battle between forces led by Colonel Henry Bouquet, en route to relieve besieged Fort Pitt, and several allied Native American nations which ambushed them in hopes to repel British and colonial advances into the frontier.
Bushy Run Battlefield, part of the PA Trails of History, is located in Jeannette, PA. The park offers a visitor center, gift shop, battlefield tours and more than three miles of picturesque walking trails situated on more than 200 acres in rural Westmoreland County. The only registered Native American battlefield in Pennsylvania, Bushy Run offers a unique look at the clash of culture that were crucial in moving America toward independence.
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the battle. Visit www.bushyrunbattlefield.com for a list of events and special programs planned, culminating with the Anniversary battle weekend on August 3 and 4, 2013.
Plan your trip today with a stay at a nearby Bed and Breakfast.