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A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 1

A Visit to Fort Ticonderoga, Part 1

Fort Ticonderoga, an historic site in New York near the Vermont border (Lake Champlain) has everything: breathtaking views of the Adirondack high peaks, walking paths through gardens and restored pre-colonial buildings, hands-on stuff and lots of climbing and exploring for the kids, and oodles and oodles of ancient history– well, as ancient as America can […]

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Oriskany Battlefield: Bloodiest Battle of the American Revolution

Oriskany Battlefield: Bloodiest Battle of the American Revolution

There is an element of deep sadness here. This was the battleground of the bloodiest battle in the fight for American independence. But it set off a shockwave of victory that helped to change the course of the war. Hundreds of men died here. We came to give our respects, and found time to have a little fun, too.

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History of Fort Ticonderoga

History of Fort Ticonderoga

As promised, my daughter has penned a brief history of Fort Ticonderoga, the park we recently visited. You can ride on over to here to read about our enthralling visit, and then come on back for a little history lesson. FORT TICONDEROGA In America’s early decades, before the independence of the colonies from the European […]