image showing The Swan's place in Old West history

The Swan's place in Old West history


When the Swan was built in 1758, the Old West as we now know it was still very much a thing of the future. England, France, Spain and other countries were still fighting for territory in the newly discovered Americas. Not to mention the indigenous population, who were feeling most aggrieved by the whole issue.

This engraving is of the Forbes Expedition in the year of 1758, in which a young George Washington took part as an officer. The objective was to take Fort Du Quesne from the French.

As British influence grew in the new nation, the lifestyle of the Old West evolved into the one that we all remember now with great food, great camaraderie and great stories. Join us in the Smokehouse Saloon to re-live at least a part of those times.