Group at Great Crossings Historical Marker, Addison, Pa.
The marker, which is decorated with an American flag, reads, "About one half mile above this point is the 'Great Crossings' of the Youghiogheny River, where George Washington crossed November 18th, 1753, when sent as envoy by Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia to the French Commandant at Fort Le Boeuf.Washington, on his military expedition to the Ohio, encamped there with his forces, May 18th to 24th, 1754, and from that point explored the Youghiogheny.There, also, Major General Braddock, with his army, crossed June 24th, 1755, on his march against Fort Duquesne."
This photograph is of the unveiling of a boulder commemorating George Washington's visit to John Pierpont's home 148 years ago. In the photograph are the members of the Col. John Evans chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. All persons in the photo are unidentified.
Junius B. Stearns' Painting of the Marriage of George Washington and Mrs. Custis
'The marriage of George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis is beautifully portrayed by Junius B. Stearns. The known facts regarding the marriage have been adhered to, and likenesses faithfully depicted. The two sisters of the bride, her children, and General Washington's sister Betty, afterward Mrs. Fielding Lewis, are easily recognizable. The delicate colors and rich fabrics worn at that time are brought out in delightful detail. The bride and groom are shown in the attire of the period, the bride in satin without a veil, as was customary with widows marrying a second time. The lithograph from which this copy was made was executed in Paris in 1854 by Regnier, Imp., Lemercier, and is considered a remarkable reproduction of the original painting. "The marriage of George Washington and Mrs.. Custis," which took place on January 6, 1759.