Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mayoral/Pittsburgh 250+ Fact Checking

Here's a quote from the P-G regarding Mr. Ravenstahl's inauguration speech:

He said a young George Washington saw the confluence of three rivers as "an ideal place to build a fort, to make a stand," and said that's what it is today.
While George Washington did survey the forks of the Ohio and did recommend the site as a location for a fort (later Fort Prince George), one should also remember that he also thought that building a fort, in the middle of a forest clearing, in a valley, with a stream running through it was a good idea too.

And then he surrendered to the French, thereby starting a world war.

So, take the whole George Washington thing with a grain of salt.

1 comment:

Bram Reichbaum said...

He had to fight the French at Fort Necessity because so he didn't have to fight them in London.