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story of Fort Roberdeau, 1777 to 1783

Eugene R. Craine

story of Fort Roberdeau, 1777 to 1783

by Eugene R. Craine

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Published by The Tourist and Publicity Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce in [Altoona .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Fort Roberdeau (Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania
    • Subjects:
    • Roberdeau, Daniel, 1727-1795,
    • Lead mines and mining -- Pennsylvania,
    • Fort Roberdeau (Pa.)

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 27.

      Statementby Eugene R. Craine, B. A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF157.B5 C7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination27 p.
      Number of Pages27
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6416462M
      LC Control Number41007351
      OCLC/WorldCa2773976

      Hotels near Fort Roberdeau: ( mi) Stony Point Bed & Breakfast ( mi) Comfort Suites Altoona ( mi) Wingate by Wyndham Altoona ( mi) Quality Inn & Suites ( mi) Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Altoona; View all hotels near Fort Roberdeau on Tripadvisor/ TripAdvisor reviews. Discover the exciting story of the Pennsylvania frontier during the Revolutionary War at Fort Roberdeau. The fort was built to support a lead mining and smelting operation in the most dangerous place in North America. Patriots fought British Rangers, Indians, and even their neighbors. The acre site includes the reconstructed stockade, exhibits and a museum shop in an barn, White Oak.

      Ammunition at the end of the 18th century meant lead, and lead there was in plenty in the Sinking Spring Valley region of the Spring of , an expedition set forth under the command of Brigadier General Daniel Roberdeau () of the Pennsylvania Militia (Roberdeau also represented Pennsylvania in the Continental Congress at the time), to find, mine and smelt lead, and. The Blair County Library System's Fort Roberdeau Backpack Program is currently offered in 3 of the county's 8 public libraries. Monetary donations to expand this program to other libraries would be appreciated. Expenses related to the program include backpacks, 4 books, .

      Fort Roberdeau, Tyrone with kids: "Sinking Valley, which is between Altoona and Tyrone, is the location of the Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area. This stockade has been reconstructed, and it now offers living-history reenacments, forty-five acres of field and forest, nature trai.   Architecture Log house at Fort Roberdeau: joelbolden: Post Your Photos! 2: PM: Landscape The Lake at Fort Yargo: ChristianRock: Post Your Photos! 2: PM: Photo Story Fort Nepean: rod_grant: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories: PM: Fort Yargo State Park: slowpez: Monthly Photo Contests.


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Story of Fort Roberdeau, 1777 to 1783 by Eugene R. Craine Download PDF EPUB FB2

The story of Fort Roberdeau, toUnknown Binding – January 1, by Eugene R Craine (Author)Author: Eugene R Craine. The Story of Fort Roberdeau, to [Altoona, PA: The Tourist and Publicity Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, City of Altoona, ].

1st ed. 27pp. Illus. Later cloth, orig. front wrapper affixed to front board. Very good. Fort Roberdeau 1777 to 1783 book built to protect the lead mining industry as well as the populace of the area. Seller Inventory # Although its original source is not known, Eugene R.

Craine, in his book The Story Of Fort Roberdeau To provided a transcription of a resolve of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in response to an earlier petition of General Roberdeau 'with others'.

17 Eugene R. Craine, The Story of Fort Roberdeau: to (Al toona, ), 10; Buchanan, Genealogy of the Roberdeau Family, 18 Journals of the Continental Congress, vol. X, The story of Fort Roberdeau, toUnknown Binding – 1 Jan. by Eugene R Craine (Author) See all formats and editions.

Hide other formats and : Eugene R Craine. Buchanan, Genealogy of the Roberdeau Family, "Robert Fortenbaugh, The Nine Capitals of the United States (York, ), '6 Buchanan, Genealogy of the Roberdeau Family, " Eugene R. Craine, The Story of Fort Roberdeau: to (Al-toona, ), 10; Story of Fort Roberdeau, Genealogy of the Roberdeau Family, Fort Roberdeau, also known as The Lead Mine Fort, is a historic fort located in Tyrone Township outside Altoona, was built induring the American Revolution and was occupied until Initial efforts were made in to reconstruct the fort by concerned local agencies with support from the National Youth stockade was finally reconstructed as a.

The story of Fort Roberdeau, t0 Family History Library Claysburg Histories and Genealogies. The Cove, then and now Family History Library Duncansville Histories and Genealogies.

A toss of a coin: the history of the Duncansville area, Family History Library Hollidaysburg Histories and Genealogies. " Village Restorations and Consulting, Inc., the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association and the Getz Barrel Company are pleased to announce the Fort Roberdeau 18th Century Marketfaire and Rifle Frolic.

This event will be held at Ft. Roberdeau in Altoona, Pennsylvania on. *Land Atlas & Plat Book, Blair Co., PA (Rockford Map Pub) NS MILITARY RECORDS *The Story of Fort Roberdeau, [also known as Lead Mine Fort; Tyrone Twp., (Craine) [unindexed, didn't do] MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS *National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections - yes TAX RECORDS *Blair Co.

Tax Record, - NS VITAL RECORDS. Hearing about the presence of lead in Western Pennsylvania, Roberdeau convinced George Washington and others of the significance of the discovery.

Heading up the expedition himself, Roberdeau led a group of men into the wilderness of Pennsylvania to the location of the lead to construct a fort. Eugene R. Craine has recently written a pamphlet en- titled "The Story of Fort Roberdeau— to " The work was published by the Tourist and Publicity Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, Altoona, Pennsyl- vania, and bears the approval of The Blair County Historical Society.

Fort Roberdeau in Blair County, PA, is one of these sites. Fort Roberdeau was built in near present-day Altoona by General Daniel Roberdeau to protect lead mines that he set up in the area from the Torries and Native Americans loyal to the British.

The lead mines supplied the raw materials for ammunition that the fledging Continental Army. A settlers' fort. Fort Roberdeau ( - ), Fort Roberdeau A Pennsylvania state militia fort built to protect nearby lead mines from Indians and Tories.

Also known as the Lead Mine Fort. It was a four-bastioned palisaded log fort, armed with two guns. Eugene R. Craine, in his book The Story Of Fort Roberdeau To provided a transcription of a resolve of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania in response to an earlier petition of General Roberdeau ‘with others’: On considering the petition of the Honorable Daniel Roberdeau.

I'm personally not related to the Roberdeau family, but this genealogy included a detailed piece on General Daniel Roberdeau.

I believe one of my ancestors may have worked for him at Fort Roberdeau in Huntingdon County, PA. This book gave an excellent account of what life in the mid s must have been s: 3. Fort Roberdeau was unique as it was complete with a large furnace and towering chimney specifically designed for the smelting of lead as well as several outbuildings used later in the process.

Placed in a clearing and surrounded by towering mountain peaks and ridges, the fort also contained a design feature rarely seen on the colonial frontier. Fort Roberdeau, as it eventually was named, was built in Sinking Run Valley in what is now Tyrone Township, Blair County, eight miles northeast of Altoona, Pennsylvania.

For more information on the fort (now a museum), see Pa. Archives description begins Samuel Hazard et al., eds. Pennsylvania Archives. 9 ser., vols. Philadelphia and Harrisburg, – description ends, 1st ser.

Fort Roberdeau, named in his honor, was built in to protect lead mining operations in the Sinking Stream Valley. Jonathan Bayard Smith () —Jonathan Bayard Smith fought in the Battle of Brandywine in and served in Congress from Born in Philadelphia, but 6.

died at an early age, of the hives, as her father's letter-book informs us. She was undoubtedly a favorite child, for her father caused a gold " 4 of 5 documents 1 of 5 Mary Roberdeau Mary Roberdeau (born Bostwick), - Mary Roberdeau was born in Mary married Daniel Roberdeau on month.

Fort Roberdeau, Altoona, PA. 3, likes talking about this 1, were here. Fort Roberdeau Park grounds are open 8am-Sunset year round for recreational activities.

The Fort and Acorn Gift. NOTE: The Letter-Book of Daniel Roberdeau, together with other family papers and records, were donated by Roberdeau Buchanan to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Penna.) whose archive records reflect the following holdings: ' 94 Buchanan, Roberdeau, Collection, (4 v.) [27].In '4 he spent a year in England It is related of Roberdeau that, while travelling in his carriage across Blackheath, near London, he was attacked by highwaymen, who surrounded the carriage, He seized the leader, threw him down in the bottom of the carriage, and called to the coachman to drive on and fire right and left.