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2008-06-16 18:00:28

By Mark Hofmann, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa. Jun. 16--Rain didn't dampen the spirits of borough residents who got together to kick off the 125th birthday of their town. Dunbar Borough was named after Col. Thomas Dunbar, a member of the Braddock expedition, a failed British attempt to capture the French Fort Duquesne, where Pittsburgh is now, during the French and Indian War. The battle took place in the summer of 1755. The area of Col. Dunbar's staging camp is present-day...


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