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Fort Roberdeau. Where History Lives.

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A Simplified History – Part 3

Families in Western Pennsylvania were oftentimes split in allegiance. Many did not care one way or the other about the war, as long as their way of life continued. Others[…]

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A Simplified History- Part 2

Native Americans had to choose sides in international European conflicts that bled over into the colonies. Native American leaders were like any men of the time. They had aptly maneuvered[…]

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A Simplified History – Part 1

The War for Independence, as with all wars, was a war of finance as well as principal. The stance of those supporting the Continental Army (the “Patriots”) was that the[…]

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Documenting Our History

We spend time trying to bring history to life. These sections of our site help us in that journey. If you would like to read more in depth about our history try one of these links.

Section: Names List

This is a names list comprised of people who’s lives touched the history of Fort Roberdeau and the surrounding area. 

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Page: The Leadworks

Fort Roberdeau was the hub of Ranger activity in the region. It also hosted a Lead Works, and Lead mines. 

Leadworks

Page: Lead Mines

Fort Roberdeau was the hub of Ranger activity in the region. It also hosted a Lead Works, and Lead mines.Fort Roberdeau was the hub of Ranger activity in the region. It also hosted a Lead Works, and Lead mines.

The Mines

Section: Documents

This section is an ever expanding list of documents that have been uncovered over the years in our research about the fort.

Documents

18th Century Links

This is a list of links to other sites that have more information on various subjects concerning the time period of the fort.

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Section: Timeline

This is a timeline we are slowly developing. 

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