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 Forts and Towns Along the Trails--Last updated 01/21/02
Fort Belknap This historic fort was established on June 24, 1851 as one of a number of forts connecting the Red River and the Rio Grand for the protection of settlers moving west.
Fort Collins, CO The primary purpose of the establishment of Fort Collins along the Cache la Poudre River in the early 1860's was to protect the Overland Trail.
Fort Richardson, TX Established in 1866, it was near Fort Richardson in 1871 that the wagon train massacre occurred that led to Colonel Ranald Mackenzie's campaign against the Kiowas, Comanches, and Kickapoos.
www.over-land.com /westfort.html   (5633 words)

 Killers of Fort Leveanworth, Kansas
Many of the forts were located on remote frontiers, sparsely populated and with even fewer inhabitants literate enough to utilize the mails.
In the 1870's, Fort Leavenworth was critical in the overall system of frontier defense, serving as a supply depot for the westernmost forts.
Fort Leavenworth Military Prison (later a federal penitentiary) was opened in 1875, and the School of Application for Infantry and Cavalry (forerunner of the Command and General Staff College) was created in 1881.
www.franadams.com /words/ftlworth.html   (2705 words)

 Sussex Hill Forts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Most of these are contour forts which take advantage of the natural hill at the chosen location for defence purposes by having the bank and ditch follow the same height contour around the hill.
The lack of forts along the coastal plain does not mean the sea was unimportant however, invasions were always a problem and five forts were built along the coastline.
The fort on Torberry Hill, shaped like a large spoon, is said to have been made when the Devil scalded his lips sipping hot punch from his Punchbowl in Surrey and threw his spoon away.
www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk /aspen/sussex/hillfort.html   (1262 words)

 Forts, India Travelog
The enticing forts of India are carved legends depicting the splendor of the royal past.
The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, located on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts.
I was literally impressed by the forts of India, that clearly depicted the glory of Indian majestic past.
www.indiatravelog.com /heritage/forts.html   (526 words)

 Fort Small   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Fort Small was built in 1782 to protect the bay between Port Henderson and the Hellshire Hills.
The fort was built by David Small and designed to mount eight 24 pounder guns and one ten inch mortar.
Fort Small was extensively repaired in 1790 and was placed on the island's list of forts in 1799.
www.jnht.com /forts/small.html   (126 words)

 Homework Center - Forts
This San Antonio, Texas fort began its existence as a church in 1744 and was converted to military use in 1801.
History of the fort built in 1847 near the mouth of the St. Marys River to defend the port of Fernandina, Florida.
Fort Spokane is located at the junction of the Spokane River with the Columbia River and established in 1880.
www.mcallen.lib.tx.us /library/child/hmwk.007/forts.htm   (1749 words)

 Texas Information Resources I: D. humanities - Texas State Library
The appendix lists structures discussed and illustrated which are still standing and another gives the location, room, date, and owner of all homes included.
This "effort to describe the forts that held a key role in the Indian campaigns" is arranged chronologically, beginning with the Spanish presidios and early forts, such as the Alamo and Real Presidio de San Saba.
Fort Sam Houston is presented in a separate chapter.
www.tsl.state.tx.us /ld/pubs/txresources/humanities.html   (2342 words)

 The Civil War Defenses of Washington: Historic Resource Study (Chapter 5)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The number of forts, guns or other aspects of the fortifications were not necessarily important; the combination of the forts, batteries, blockhouses, trenches and guns and their interaction made the entire fortification system effective.
The arrangement of embrasures and platforms, and their manner of construction, was precisely the same as described for the forts, and the revetment generally of vertical posts was of an equally substantial and durable character.
Both Fort Foote and Battery Rodgers anchored the defenses on the Potomac Rivers' southern approach and were often referred to as water or river or shore batteries.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/civilwar/hrs1-5.htm   (3794 words)

 Georgia's Forts
During the American Revolution the fort was one last to fall to the British.
Earthen fort built from the remains of Fort Morris for the War of 1812.
One of several forts erected on the western frontier for the protection of settlers.
www.ourgeorgiahistory.com /lists/georgia_forts.html   (1334 words)

 The Civil War Defenses of Washington: Historic Resource Study (Part 2, Chapter 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Fort Greble (north of the Potomac) and Fort Corcoran (south of Potomac) will be used temporarily for the storage of such ordnance and ordnance stores as the chief of ordnance may designate.
Fort Whipple, with its fortifications abandoned, became the home of a Signal School of Instruction for Army and Navy officers, established in 1869, and changed its name to Fort Myer in 1881.
Of all the forts, Fort Foote is the only one of the 68 forts in the Civil War Defenses of Washington system, which many considered the strongest defenses in the world when in use, that the Army maintained as a fortification for any period of time.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/civilwar/hrs2-1.htm   (3933 words)

 The Military Post as a Factor in the Frontier Defense of Kansas, 1865-1869, by Marvin H. Garfield, November 1931   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Fort Leavenworth, father of all the Kansas military posts, stood at the head of both these famous trails, in addition to being connected with the Platte trail to California and Oregon.
     Fort Riley was established in 1853 on the north bank of the Kansas river at the junction of the Smoky Hill and Republican forks.
Fort Aubrey was established by Companies D and F of the Forty-eighth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in September, 1865.
www.kancoll.org /khq/1931/31_1_garfield.htm   (5383 words)

 Web Index of The French and Indian War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The author of this page has provided a list of French regulars who fought in the war, and this information is to be used in a book that the author is currently working on.
Basically, this site just lists the names of men who fought in some American wars and their descendants, and provides a means for those interested to contact each other.
There is a rather lengthy list of all forts in alphabetical order, often with several sites listed for a fort.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Parthenon/1500/fiw.html   (1410 words)

 Hudson's Bay by R.M. Ballantyne : Arthur's Classic Novels
The fort (as all establishments in the Indian country, whether small or great, are called) is a large square, I should think about six or seven acres, inclosed within high stockades, and built on the banks of Hayes River, nearly five miles from its mouth.
The name of fort, as already remarked, is given to nearly all the posts in the country, but some of them certainly do not merit the name; indeed, few of them do.
This peculiarity becomes apparent when an Indian arrives at a fort and walks along the hard ground inside the walls with the trader, whose short, bustling, active step contrasts oddly with the long, solemn, ostrich-like stride of the savage; which, however appropriate in the woods, is certainly strange and ungraceful on a good road.
arthurwendover.com /arthurs/ball/hdsnby10.html   (17495 words)

 Fort Tours | Mail Bag
She has about 70 copies left (the last to be printed) and told me that it would be okay to list this information on the internet.I hope that this may be of some s mall help in your wonderfully comprehensive work.
Fort Belknap is celebrating it's 150th Birthday on Saturday, June 23 from 9:00 - 6:00 Re-enactors from Forts Concho, Richardson, Griffin and Fort Worth will be present and will Chief Gordon Tonips of the Comanche Nation, along with the great, great grandson of Quanah Parker.
Fort Griffin State Park would be more than happy to help you correct your website and seperate the civil war Fort Griffin from the Indian Wars Fort Griffin.
www.forttours.com /pages/mailbag.asp   (10791 words)

 Forts and Castles of Ghana
These military forts which served as administrative centers for colonial government and the administration of the gold and slave trade, including the temporary housing of items of trade: guns, beads, alcohol, cloth from Europe and, sine qua non, gold and human flesh from Africa's interior.
It should be pointed out that the Europeans did not have any territorial jurisdiction beyond the walls of their forts; the very land on which they were built was only rented.
But Ghana's coast is also suitable for building forts because it is rocky, thus providing building material and strong natural foundations, and access from the interior to the sea is not, as in neighboring areas, interrupted by lagoons and mangrove swamps...
www.nathanielturner.com /kalamuonafrica.htm   (2186 words)

 Cherokee Removal Forts - The Trail of Tears
As settlers moved into the area these forts were built for the express purpose of housing the Cherokee before their removal.
One of seven[sic] such forts erected in the Cherokee territory, Gilmer was the temporary headquarters of Gen. Winfield Scott, under whose command the removal was effected.
Earliest of the forts in Georgia, known as Camp Hinar Sixes, was built in September, 1830, shortly after the Congress passed the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
ngeorgia.com /history/cherokeeforts.html   (1249 words)

 Special Interest :: The Book Peddler - Homeschool books for home schooling families
Supplies a brief history of forts, safety tips to heed, "fort ethics," and decorating ideas, plus simple instructions for sixteen different forts (outside, snow, and inside categories).
KNOTS lists over 50 knots, and is a small size which makes it handy to work with, and easy to take along on camping trips or sailing adventures.
More than a mere recipe listing, this cookbook provides the quote from the Little House books that describes the food, includes illustrations and historical details of how the food used to be prepared, and then gives a recipe for use in kitchens of today.
www.bookpeddler.us /Special_Interest.html   (989 words)

 Samuel Teater
Samuel Teater was Capt. of Fort Teter on the western frontier in Pa. and was Commandant of Fort Doddridge in 1782.
Fort Doddridge was a Blockhouse built on part of Samuel Teaters's property.
This blockhouse is mentioned in a list of forts and blockhouses in a northern West Virginia in a web site for Brook County, which at the time of the Revolutionary War contained what is today Wellsburg, WV.
www.wclathan.com /biographies/teater/samuel_teater.htm   (449 words)

 Forts in Samut Prakarn Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Walls were built along the river and a dozen or so forts were built at various locations.
However, a few remain in a good state and along the river bank on both sides are cannons left over from this period.
The picture to the left shows one of the Armstrong guns which is still in good working order at Phra Chulachomklao Fort.
www.paknam.com /fort.html   (105 words)

 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: List of forts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
There are also many towns named after a Fort, the largest being Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
Iraq Museum International always displays the most recent published revision of the source article, List of forts; all previous versions may be viewed here.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref?title=List_of_forts   (438 words)

 Chronicles of Oklahoma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The forts that were established in the North had as their chief purpose the defenese of the white settlers from the depredations of the Indians of that region.
The list of forts founded between 1783 and 1846, which the author appends to his study convinces the reader that the army must have been almost constantly engaged in constructing posts.
38), not a Choctaw; Fort Leavenworth was not established on the Arkansas River (p.
digital.library.okstate.edu /chronicles/v014/v014p225.html   (963 words)

 Athena Review 1,1: Romano-British Sites and Museums, 1: Forts & Military Sites
Hundreds of archaeological sites representing mixtures of Roman and native British cultures are known in England, Wales, and Scotland, ranging from large forts and towns to individual villas and small farms.
Carrawburgh (Brocolitia): Roman fort and Mithraeum, Carrawburgh, Northumberland, England
Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum - 1 2
www.athenapub.com /britmus1.htm   (645 words)

 ------- FRONTIER Texas! - Pressroom -------
References to the frontier forts are imbedded throughout the historical experience and the various film segments.
Since forts were a major part of the frontier experience, the decision was made to “echo” them.
The stones also list the forts on the Texas Forts Trail and name the commanders who served at each of the forts.
www.frontiertexas.com /pressroom.html   (2609 words)

 stevens location
The fort was updated with some new mine depot facilities and a 6-inch gun battery during WW II.
Fort Stevens State Park was created in the 1950s and eventually obtained the area around Battery Russell and the main gun line.
The park is open year round, but the historical area is closed during the week during the winter season.
www.cdsg.org /HDCRdata/stevensx.htm   (322 words)

 Presettlement Wildlife and Habitat of Montana: An Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Despite the lack of quantitative data, it would be possible to establish regional lists of common mammals and birds, and their relative abundance from sources listed here.
List of forts and trading posts in Montana with date established and approximate location.
A Listing of Books, Papers, and Documents Pertaining to Presettlement Habitat and Wildlife of Montana and Adjacent Lands.
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/literatr/presettl/presettl.htm   (474 words)

 Jeff Quinton, World Defense Review of military affairs and foreign policy news   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The set of final criteria for base closures was promulgated in January and includes considerations based on military value that includes mission capability and operational readiness, the availability of training space (land, air, and water), the ability to handle surges and contingencies, and concerns over costs and manpower.
Local politicians took to their podiums for press conferences almost immediately after the initial list was released in May to decry the impact on their local community and, in many cases, portend a massive degradation of American military strength if the affected base in their particular political subdivision were to close.
Ellsworth is now on the BRAC list slated for closure and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has been stumping for Thune and Ellsworth at the same time in an attempt to bail Thune out.
www.reportingwar.com /quinton071805.shtml   (1681 words)

 List of 18th Century/French-Indian Groups and Forts
Les Compagnies Franches de la Marine du Fort Toulouse is a living history organization dedicated to the recreation and reenactment of the lifestyles of the French Marines, their families, and the Native allies.
The Habitants du Fort is a group of volunteers that work in cooperation with the Stewart Museum at the Fort on St-Helen's Island.
The Fort is also home of the Fraser Highlanders and a regiment of Franches de la Marine.
www.living-history.net /CR1750GROUPS.HTM   (1660 words)

 Plaquemines Parish Government
Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip have been placed as two of the top most endangered Civil War Forts in the nation.
Future grants and funding are available once a fort is placed on the list.
Both forts were severely damaged during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
www.plaqueminesparish.com /EmergencyPreparedness   (1299 words)

 Xbox.com | Xbox 360 - Original Xbox Games on Xbox 360
The folks at Xbox® are working hard to add more of your favorite games to this list, so check back often for the latest updates.
This list of titles that have passed hand certification for compatibility with Xbox 360 is provided for informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice.
To ensure the highest quality gaming experience, in the event that an unforeseen technical issue is discovered after hand certification is completed, Microsoft® reserves the right to remove any game name from this list. Please check back often to see the most current list of games.
www.xbox.com /en-US/games/backwardcompatibilitygameslist.htm   (295 words)

His previous omissions were mostly Stanegate forts later incorporated into the wall.
Q: Are we correct in assuming that the three artifacts list the forts in an east to west sequence?
It is possible that there was a fort on the southern edge of a Roman-era Burgh Marsh, perhaps a remnant of the Stanegate frontier.
www.romanmap.com /htm/rudge/rudge.htm   (409 words)

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