Friday, March 14, 2008

Under the radar...

I am disappointed this hasn't gotten as much play as it really ought to, but the 250th Anniversary of the French and Indian War is underway.

Why should you care?

Well, the French and Indian War was the impetus for many of the Taxes and "Intolerable Acts" of the British Crown that led to...

wait for it...

wait for it...

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION!



I love it when a confederation of free and independent states comes together!

2 comments:

Kae said...

Nick:

I'm glad you mentioned the French and Indian War's 250th anniversary. (I'm a publicist working on the book side of this project.) In addition to the French and Indian War, this is the 250th anniversary of Pittsburgh and the Forbes Trail, carved out of the Pennsylvania wilderness. It stretches from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania's Forbes Trail: Gateways and Getaways along the Legendary Route from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh is a 200-page illustrated guide to the trail, then and now. It will be available nationwide in July. Please let me know if you'd like me to send you a review copy.

Nick said...

Kae,

Yes, that would be most interesting!

Thanks!
-Nick