French troops from Fort Duquesne (later Fort Pitt in Pittsburgh) and their native American allies clashed with British forces on Oct. 12, 1758, at the Battle of Fort Ligonier. Though the French and Indian assault on the just-completed fort was beaten back, British and colonial troops did not yield despite significant casualties, and the French withdrew.
Sam Smith is a Former Speaker and Representative of the PA House for portions of Jefferson, Indiana, and Armstrong Counties. His election succeeded his father, Eugene Smith, who had represented the district since 1963. Rep. Smith was known for trying to pass a balanced, on time budget; focusing on priorities like education; and the Castle Doctrine, which […]