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This simple statue of two life-size figures representing George Washington and Seneca Chief Guyusuta in 1770 sits above the city of Pittsburgh at the end of the Grand View Scenic Byway. The bronze plaque across from the statues provides the history. These two men met first in 1753 when Guyusuta guided Washington to a meeting with the French in which he tried to persuade them to leave the area. This attempt failed and the French and Indian War soon began. The two men met again in 1770 to discuss the future fate of this important region. Although the two men disagreed they parted amicably. The meeting is captured in this sculpture by James A. West and dedicated in 2006.

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