National Geographic : 1932 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Courtesy of Division of Maps, Library of Congress A MAP MADE BY GEORGE WASHINGTON OF HIS TRIP TO FORT LE B(EUF The original, preserved in the British Museum, carries the legend, "The French are now coming from their Forts on Lake Erie & on the Creek, to Venango to Erect another Fort-And from thence they design to the Fork's of Monongahele and to the Logs Town, and so to continue down the River building at the most convenient places in order to prevent our settlements &c. N. B. -A little below Shanapins Town in the Fork is the place where we are going imediately to Build a Fort as it commands the Ohio and Monongahele-." The river which Washington labels the Ohio is now the Allegheny and becomes the Ohio after its confluence with the Monongahela (see, also, map, page 12). At the junction has risen "The Golden Triangle" of Pittsburgh (see pages 20 and 21). More than one million people, constituting Pittsburgh and its environs, now live around the Forks.