Francine In Retirement
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This bronze monument on Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington depicts a meeting in October 1770 between George Washington and Seneca leader Guyasuta. Once allies, then veterans on opposing sides in the French & Indian War, the two met 17 years later down the Ohio River and sat overnight at council fire to revisit their past and debate the future of this highly prized region. Though they held very different ideas about the fate of this area, they parted on friendly terms. Called “Point of View,” the sculpture by James A. West captures a moment in time between these two formidable men whose actions had a huge impact on Pittsburgh, Southwestern Pennsylvania and the country that would be America.

More information can be found here.


Pittsburgh exists because of the confluence of the three rivers.  The Allegheny River on the left and The Monongahela River on the right merge at The Point to form The Ohio River.  You can find more information on these three rivers here.

The Daily Post at has again given us another wonderful challenge.  See how others interrupted it here.




  1. I love the statue. Never saw it before and it’s great! Thanks for the history behind it.

  2. The three rivers make Pittsburgh even more beautiful. Great post, Francine!

  3. These are great representations of merges! Love the interpretation for the first photo. 🙂

  4. Great photos —
    But especially the unusual, and just-right appropriate point of view, of Washington and the Senecan chief. Beautiful.

  5. I feel like I’m learning a lot about Pittsburgh from your blogs, Francine. Very enjoyable tour. Thanks.

  6. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Your entry for merge is beautiful too! 🙂

  7. Some really interesting history Francine and the meeting could have had a very different ending.

  8. Thanks, Francine for the history lesson and the photo of the Ohio River’s “birthplace” is quite beautiful.

  9. Thank you for the geography lesson. 🙂

  10. Such power in that sculpture, Francine. It’s wonderful!

  11. your post is so interesting, so much to learn, if i ever visit pittsburgh i will have so much to see …. wonderful photo of the rivers merging in the twilight and a poignant sculpture of the merging of two nations …

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  14. Wonderful choices for the photo challenge! 😉

  15. What a beautiful monument, Francine. Love your take on the theme. 🙂

  16. I didn’t know until today. Thanks for sharing this amazing history of this two great men. As for the 3 rivers…totally awesome!

  17. Thanks for the background to the sculpture Francine. Love your interesting takes on the theme!

  18. Keep on showcasing your city, Francine. Show it to the world like no one else can.

    • Thank you. One of the first things I learned was to take pictures of the things you love and know something about and it may carry through to the people who view them. I hope that is what my pictures show. I care about what I shoot. Thank you for your encouragement.

  19. Excellent images along with the history ….

  20. I’ve never seen that statue before, either! Great! The merging of the three rivers is perfect for the topic!

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