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by Jasmine S.

In 1755 General Braddock built a road from Cumberland to Great Meadow, near Union Town, Pennsylvania. It went over Haystack Mountain, close to Nemacolins path, an old trail that has wild history. The National Pike, now route 40, ran near the course of Braddocks Road. It took a different route out of Cumberland, following Wills Creek through the Narrows instead of over the Haystack Mountain. Part of Braddocks Road can be followed by taking Washington St. out of Cumberland. An old Stone, supposed to have been errected to Braddocks Troops in 1775 now stands at Fort Cumberland. On the back it reads: ''We will defend.''