America’s First Highway | The National Road, National Geographic: Children in the Forest

Hutterite children join hands to circle a large tree in the forest in the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Two Bruderhof communities are surrounded by rolling hills where members of the community are located along the Old National Road near Farmington as it cuts through the state.

The Hutterian Brethren are from an Anabaptist movement. They live in community and trace their roots to the Radical Reformation of the early 16th century.

George Washington hastily built nearby Fort Necessity at the time of the French and Indian War. Also nearby is the grave of British Major General Edward Braddock, the leader of an ill-fated expedition to capture Fort Duquesne.