|Plum Tree Massacre Memorial, Williamsport|
At the corners of West Fourth and Cemetery Streets in Williamsport stands a monument memorializing one of the most bloody incidents to occur in the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna. On June 10, 1778, a group of Indians (almost twenty in number) ambushed and massacred a group of settlers arriving in the area.
I first heard about the monument from a friend who lives in the area. While I had often thought about visiting the memorial, it was usually forgotten while I was in town. It would be almost three years after learning about the Plum Tree Massacre Monument that I would finally seek out and visit the marker.
|Close-up of the Monument|
|Graves of William King and Arad Sutton, Williamsport|
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