Posts Tagged ‘Fort Pitt’

Conrad Hawk: Over the Allegheny Mountains

November 20, 2009

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 1839

Image from the Historical Maps of Pennsylvania website.

DIED, recently, in Pennsylvania, Mr. Conrad Hawk, aged 79 — he was the first man who drove a wagon over the Allegheny mountain, being driver in the expedition under gen. Forbes, which took Fort Pitt in 1758. When we recollect that from 4 to 5,000 wagon loads of goods have been delivered at Pittsburg in one year, we may estimate the change that has occurred since the “first wagon was driven across the Aleghenies.” — Balt. W. Reg.

Ohio Repository, The (Canton, Ohio) Apr 20, 1815