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      Flashpoint! Erie's & Western PA's Role in Starting a Global War in Corry


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      June 18, 2020

      Thursday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      221 N Center Street
      Corry, Pennsylvania 16407

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      Flashpoint! Erie's & Western PA's Role in Starting a Global War

      In 1700, western Pennsylvania was an uninhabited wilderness. Fifty years later, a world war started here. What happened? The Iroquois claimed western Pennsylvania as a hunting ground in the early 18th century. In the 1720s, other Native American groups arrived on the scene. The migrants, called “Ohio Indians,” attracted Colonial traders. Before long, European empires and colonies coveted western Pennsylvania. The land was claimed by the Iroquois, the Ohio Indians, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Britain, and France. Those conflicting claims led directly to the 1753 French arrival at Presque Isle and the shots fired in 1754 by George Washington and his Native American allies in the first skirmish of a world war.
      -Larry Flatley, J.D.

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