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1. Name of the street in Bedford Borough onto which the David F. Mann House fronts.

2. Trader whose trading post stood at the bottom of the hill on which Fort Bedford was built. He was made famous by Hervey Allen in his book, Bedford Village, second in the City In The Dawn trilogy.

5. A toll road named for the pole the gatekeeper would use to halt or permit traffic.

7. Textile for which a museum has been created in Bedford Borough.

9. Name of the street in Bedford Borough laid on the footprint of the Forbes Road.

11. A primary industry based on the raising and harvesting of animals and grains.

14. A United States President who made the Bedford Springs Resort his ‘Summer Whitehouse’. He received the first transatlantic cable while there in 1858.

16. A resort where visitors could “take the waters” to cure certain ailments by the minerals in them.

17. A device often constructed and operated in conjunction with a gristmill used to cut logs into planks.

18. The fortified supply depot constructed during the Forbes Expedition in 1758 on a small hill along the south bank of the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River.

20. A political division of county. Bedford County consists of twenty-five of these.

22. The Swiss Colonel in the British Army in the 1750s who physically led the troops in the Forbes Expedition.

25. The name given to a treaty in 1754 which resulted in the acquisition of a large portion of the region that would, in 1771 be erected as Bedford County.

27. The International Order of Odd Fellows.

29. He opened the Allegheny Bank of Pennsylvania in 1815.

30. The name given to each of the laws enacted by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.

32. The primary material used by homesteaders for the construction of their houses and barns. It also was the material used to build the stockade walls of Fort Bedford.

33. Just north of this town in Cumberland Valley Township, Colonels George Washington and Henry Bouquet met to discuss the route over the Allegheny Mountains for the Forbes Expedition.

36. A business that served food and drink and also offered a bed overnight to travelers.

37. One of the ethnic groups who made Bedford County their home.

39. A newspaper established in the year 1805 and one of the oldest continuously operated to the present day.

41. The name which the Amerindian tribe known as the Delaware called themselves.

44. The natural state of iron found in various types of sedimentary rocks.

45. A residential house designed and built by Solomon Filler which later became an annex to the Court House.

46. The plural form of the tool used to cut down trees.

47. The second town to be incorporated as a borough in Bedford County.

48. The county within which six townships were formed (Air, Barree, Bedford, Colerain, Cumberland and Dublin) between 1754 and 1767, that would become Bedford County in 1771.

49. Two or more buildings surrounded by a fence or wall.

50. The French name for the Haudenosaunee.

51. A township formed in 1773 within Bedford County and named for the curious merging of three rivers.


1. The British General in command of an expedition to capture Fort Duquesne from the French.

2. The proprietaries of the colony of Pennsylvania.

3. The name of a tavern established in 1785 along the Forbes Road. In 1862 the tavern was owned by David Mortimore who named it ‘the Willows’.

4. The name of the tributary of the Juniata River which has its headwaters in the Allegheny Mountain along the western boundary of Juniata Township.

5. The given name of the priest of the first Roman Catholic Church in Bedford County established in 1817.

6. The fortified supply depot named for John Russell, a British Duke.

8. A ‘bespoke’ trade which involved the sewing of clothes, especially for men.

10. The form of a famous hotel which was located near the summit of the Allegheny Mountain and visible for miles around.

12. The name given by Christopher Columbus to the peoples who inhabited the North American Continent prior to the arrival of the Euro~Americans.

13. The name that Martha Washington called her husband.

15. The stone building that stands at the entrance to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

19. James, an Indian trader contemporary with John Wray and Garrett Pendergrass who had his trading post north of the present-day Borough of Bedford.

20. The first Prothonotary and Register of Wills for the County of Bedford in 1771.

21. A tributary of the Susquehanna River, it is fed itself by two major tributaries: the Frankstown Branch in present-day Blair County and the Raystown Branch in present-day Bedford and Huntingdon Counties.

23. The name of the courts which met four times a year and adjudicated all matters except for high crimes such as murder and treason.

24. A person who was loyal to the King of Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War who was not content to simply leave the region, but carried out beligerent actions against their neighbors.

26. A Colonel of Virginia Militia who accompanied the Forbes Expedition during the French and Indian war, he served as a General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

28. Abbreviation for the name of the ‘living history’ museum located north of Bedford Borough.

31. Abbreviation for the name of a county’s political division.

34. One of the many names of the village / town and then borough located in East Providence Township on the east side of the Aliquippa Gap.

35. The way the early Indian trader’s surname was spelled in references to him in the published Pennsylvania Archives.

38. A tool used by farmers to separate the grain’s seed from the chaff.

40. The Amerindian tribe which were led by British forces south from the Genessee Valley of New York to attack settlers on the Pennsylvania frontier.

42. The primary conveyance for the earliest Euro~Americans who came to establish settlements in the frontier that was Bedford County. It could be used to haul both people and goods.

43. One of the types of livestock that is raised in Bedford County today. The Monsour Farm has one of the largest ‘herds’ in the county.

46. One of the early ways to spell the name of the township formed in 1754 in Cumberland County, in the region that would be separated to form Bedford County.

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