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From the Iroquois Indians
To the Borough of Castle Shannon


Castle Shannon Time Line
 
World Event Time Line
A treaty with the Iroquois Indians had them relinquish their claim to the lands surrounding Pittsburgh and stimulated interest in land grants from the state.
1768
Samuel Adams letter circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes. Daniel Boone explores the Cumberland Gap. The eraser was invented in 1770.
The first settlers to arrive in this region were the Strawbridge, Rutherford, Roberts, McCall and Beltzhoover families. Land grants sold to the settlers by the state were purchased for as little as 22 cents an acre. The early settlers found this area was ideal for farming, with beautiful streams and numerous springs, plenty of fish and game, and heavily supplied timber.
1786
1784 Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over the eagle as America's symbol, Revolutionary War ends,
1785 Stagecoaches carry the US mail, Benjamin Franklin invents bifocals.
1786 The first commercial ice cream sold in N.Y. 1787, The United States Constitution was signed..

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