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Forks of the Ohio River

The Forks of the Ohio River play a large part in the French and Indian War. The confluence of the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers at the present site of Pittsburgh, were strategic for trading. They also were the gateway to the great land of Ohio desperately needed by the enlarging mass of British farmers but controlled and guarded by the French to protect the fur trade. This strategic area was pivotal in the events leading to the Seven Years War, more commonly known in North America as the French and Indian War. Read More 
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