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You know you're from the Lehigh Valley if you know - or maybe not - how Easton factored into the French and Indian War

You know you're from the Lehigh Valley if you know - or maybe not - how Easton factored into the French and Indian War

You most likely learned about the French and Indian War in your high school history class. Remember, it was the 18th century war in which the French and British battled each other for colonial domination in North America? We're willing to bet the details of the war are a bit foggy now, including how the Lehigh Valley played a role. The war began over the rich "Ohio country," today's western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Indians, although clinging onto their land, sided with the French against the British colonists they saw as land grabbers. Soon, Indian raids in eastern Pennsylvania occurred, including a 1755 raid in Nazareth, in which 11 Moravians were killed or...

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