National Geographic : 1961 Jul
Lt. Col. George Washington, only 22, led Vir ginia militia into western Pennsylvania against the French in 1754. He surprised the enemy at Chestnut Ridge, near Uniontown, winning a bat tle that launched the French and Indian War. .Circular stockade re-creates Fort Necessity near Farmington, Pennsylvania, where Washing ton surrendered to a larger French force. The National Park Service, which built the restora tion, flies an 18th-century British flag.