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  Valley Forge - MSN Encarta
Valley Forge National Historic Park encompasses the historic valley where some 12,000 men under General George Washington encamped for the winter on December 19, 1777.
After the American defeats at the battles of the Brandywine and Germantown and the subsequent British occupation of Philadelphia, Washington chose Valley Forge for his winter quarters because it was defensible and strategically located to enable him to protect Congress, then in session at York, Pennsylvania, from a sudden British attack.
It was at Valley Forge, however, in February 1778, that Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben trained, disciplined, and reorganized the army.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761571238/Valley_Forge.html   (295 words)

  
 The History of VFTU
The original Valley Forge Trout Unlimited (VFTU) stream restoration project in 1979 was on two stretches of West Valley Creek.
Valley Creek, which flows through Valley Forge National Historical Park, has an outstanding wild trout population, over three times that needed to make Class A designation, the state's highest.
Valley Forge Trout Unlimited received PA Department of Environmental Resources grant funds in the amount of $5,000.00 to do stream improvement work on Valley Creek under five permits in 1995.
www.valleyforgetu.org /know/history.html   (413 words)

  
 Valley Forge
Valley Forge is the story of an army's epic struggle to survive against terrible odds, against hunger, disease, and the unrelenting forces of nature.
Named for an iron forge on Valley Creek, the area was close enough to the British to keep their raiding and foraging parties out of the interior of Pennsylvania, yet far enough away to halt the threat of British surprise attacks.
The spirit of Valley Forge was now a part of the army and because of it the prospects for final victory were considerably brighter.
scienceviews.com /parks/valleyforge.html   (868 words)

  
 Valley Forge, PA, A Site on a Revolutionary War Road Trip on US Route 202
Valley Forge, 18 miles northwest of Philadelphia, is among the best-known places associated with the Revolutionary War.
Most cannons at Valley Forge were kept in the Artillery Park near the center of the encampment.
The spirit of Valley Forge was now a part of a seasoned army and the prospects for a final victory were considerably greater.
www.revolutionaryday.com /usroute202/valleyforge/default.htm   (3531 words)

  
 The Starfleet Museum - Valley Forge Class
However, after VALLEY FORGE, the growth in starship tonnage resumed such that the USS GALAXY of 2356, at nearly 5 million tons, is 2500% heavier than USS CONSTITUTION of a century earlier.
VALLEY FORGE ships were equipped at launch with a "modern" battery limited to phasers and photon torpedoes.
VALLEY FORGE ships were the first to have a completely separable primary hull that was capable of independent actions and planetary landings, although this capability was never used.
www.starfleet-museum.org /valleyforge.htm   (1867 words)

  
 Valley Forge Summary
Valley Forge has come to symbolize American perseverance, faith, courage in adversity, and willingness to sacrifice for freedom, aspects of the national character poignantly illustrated by war.
Valley Forge was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the American Revolutionary War.
The Continental Army also used the time at Valley Forge for reorganization and for much needed training, that latter was directed by the Prussian military theorist Baron von Steuben who arrived on February 27.
www.bookrags.com /Valley_Forge   (1746 words)

  
 Valley Forge National Historical Park - Valley Forge National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)
Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation -- it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.
Winters at Valley Forge are cold and damp while spring and fall are cool.
By the 1880's, the house was open to the public, followed by the establishment of Valley Forge State Park in 1893.
www.nps.gov /vafo   (213 words)

  
 USS Valley Forge (CG 50)
VALLEY FORGE's primary mission was to operate with aircraft carrier battle groups in extreme threat environments.
The crossed flintlocks or muskets are symbolic of the weapons of that period and the soldiers who endured the hardships of Valley Forge are represented by the gold wreath which stands for a deed of great valor.
USS VALLEY FORGE completed in mid-2001 its installation of a new integrated control system which utilizes the Navy's advanced smart ship technology, and is designed to provide an improved command and control system throughout the entire ship and in nearly every mission area.
navysite.de /cg/cg50.html   (1457 words)

  
 U.S. Navy - A Brief History of Aircraft Carriers - USS Valley Forge (CV 45)
Valley Forge returned to the United States in the summer of 1952 but was again deployed to the Far East late in the year.
Valley Forge remained engaged in operations with TG Alpha through the early fall of 1959, when she then entered the New York Naval Shipyard for repairs.
Valley Forge entered the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 1 July 1963 for a Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization overhaul, including the installation of improved electronics and facilities for transporting and handling troops and troop helicopters.
www.chinfo.navy.mil /navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv45-valleyforge/cv45-valleyforge.html   (3052 words)

  
 USS Valley Forge CV 45
Valley Forge (CV-45)-built with money raised by the citizens of Philadelphia in a special war bond drive- was laid down on 7 September 1944 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard; launched on 18 November 1944, sponsored by Mrs.
Valley Forge returned to the United States in the summer of 1952 butwas again deployed to the Far East late in the year.
Valley Forge remained engaged in operations with TG Alpha through the early fall of 1959, when she then entered the New York Naval Ship yard for repairs.
www.multied.com /Navy/CV-45A.html   (2696 words)

  
 Valley Forge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Valley Forge was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777–1778 in the American Revolutionary War.
The campaign that resulted in the Valley Forge encampment began in late August 1777 when Sir William Howe, commander in chief of British forces in North America, landed his veteran army at the upper end of Chesapeake Bay.
Valley Forge    1778:  Battle of Crooked Billet · Battle of Barren Hill · Philadelphia recaptured ;· Wyoming Valley battle and massacre    1781:  Congress of the Confederation
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Valley_Forge   (1228 words)

  
 Valley Forge National Historical Park in Pennsylvania (PA)
The picturesque, rolling hillsides of 3,600-acre Valley Forge National Historical Park are a peaceful reminder of freedom won by men’s sacrifices long ago.
Valley Forge is the story of an army’s epic struggle to survive against terrible odds, hunger and disease.
Easily accessible from the Valley Forge exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the park is located at Route 23 and North Gulph Road, Valley Forge, PA. It is open year-round from dawn to dusk, and the Visitor Center and other park buildings are open 9 am-5pm daily.
www.valleyforge.org /NationalPark   (358 words)

  
 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Village of Valley Forge is an unincorporated settlement located on the west side of Valley Forge National Historical Park at the confluence of Valley Creek and the Schuylkill River.
Valley Forge is known by travelers in the Philadelphia area as the westbound control city on Interstate 76 (the Schuylkill Expressway), as it is where I-76 joins the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Valley Forge is best known for lending its name to the encampment of George Washington's Continental Army during the winter of 1777—1778.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Valley_Forge,_Pennsylvania   (208 words)

  
 Valley Forge Bed and Breakfasts, Pennsylvania
Located near Valley Forge Park, this accommodation is perfect for those visiting the historic park, the large shopping mall at King of Prussia, or area colleges.
Located in the town of Berwyn, this residential area is a good location for guests visitng Valley Forge Park, King of Prussia, and area colleges.
Valley Forge Park, the King of Prussia shopping mall, the Montgomery County retirement community are all just minutes away.
www.bnbphiladelphia.com /valleyforge   (2328 words)

  
 Jake's Reflections - USS Valley Forge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
While the "Happy Valley" was the last of the Essex CV9 class carriers, she was also known as a Ticonderoga class (long hull) carrier.
The Valley Forge may have been the last of the Essex class fast carriers of World War II, but she had many firsts in her long and distinguished career.
On January 16th, 1970 the Valley Forge was placed out of commission and on the same day her name was struck from the Navy List.
www.capecodmouse.com /jacobs/dan/valleyforge.html   (1379 words)

  
 Valley Forge National Historic Park Pictures
From Phidelphia, take I-76W for about 18 miles into the Valley Forge area, take Rt 422 and follow the signs into the park (avoid 202 as it is a construction nightmare).
The land and valley looking east from the Statue of General Anthony Wayne.
The land and valley looking west from the Statue of General Anthony Wayne.
www.worldfromtheweb.com /Parks/Philadelphia/ValleyForge.html   (406 words)

  
 American Revolution: Valley Forge
Valley Forge was an encampment of the Continental Army in Pennsylvania, just about 20 miles south of Philadelphia.
Valley Forge turned out to be a good thing for the Continental Army.
General Washington and his troops stay at Valley Forge was probably one of the most important events in the Continental Army's existence.
library.thinkquest.org /TQ0312848/valleyforge.htm   (343 words)

  
 USS Valley Forge (CV-45) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Valley Forge entered the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 1 July 1963 for a Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM) overhaul, including the installation of improved electronics and facilities for transporting and handling troops and troop helicopters.
Valley Forge was awarded eight battle stars for Korean War service and nine for Vietnam War service, as well as three Navy Unit Commendations.
The central location of the film is the "Valley Forge" Space Freighter, a 2,000 foot long space-bound cargo freighter, carrying six large geodesic domes, under which the last forests of Earth are kept.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/USS_Valley_Forge_(CV-45)   (3455 words)

  
 Valley Forge, PA Weekend Getaway
With the diversity of attractions that lie along the Schuylkill River, the Valley Forge section of the Corridor is easily reached for a weekend visit, but two days will barely scratch the surface of all that there is to discover.
Valley Forge is chock full of arboretums for the avid birder.
Striking out and enjoying the fresh air while in Valley Forge can be as laid back as a visit to a farm stand or as active as powering a mountain bike on a wooded trail.
www.escapemaker.com /pa/valleyforge/valleyforge.html   (2427 words)

  
 Article - Valley Forge
During the winter of 1777-78, as Valley Forge grew to be the third largest city in America, hundreds of soldiers died from sickness and disease.
No battles were fought here but Valley Forge, the site where the American army was born, became a symbol for the young nation.
America's interest in Valley Forge was rekindled during a Centennial in 1878 and preservation efforts eventually began with the Potts House, now known as Washington's Headquarters.
www.hikewithyourdog.com /Articles/ValleyForge.html   (469 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
USS Valley Forge, a 27,100-ton Ticonderoga class aircraft carrier, was built at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, paid for by a special war bond drive in that city.
Valley Forge made a cruise to Australia and the Far East early in 1948 and then steamed the rest of the way around the World.
With her flight deck essentially unchanged from its World War II design, Valley Forge was increasingly unable to handle the new high-performance, heavier jet aircraft of the post-Korean War era and, in January 1954, she was reclassified an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) support carrier with the designation CVS-45.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-v/cv45.htm   (1085 words)

  
 Valley Forge Flag Company
It is both Valley Forge Flag's philosophy and practice that U.S. flags be sourced, woven, dyed, finished, sewn, and distributed in the U.S.A. in domestically owned facilities with American labor.
It is for this reason that we believe that Americans, regardless of their national origin, race, color, creed, or religion, should be the producers of the various materials and processes that go into making an American flag.
Valley Forge is proud to join other American manufacturers as founding members of the Flag Manufacturers' Association of America (FMAA).
www.valleyforgeflag.com /made_in_usa.htm   (198 words)

  
 Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Valley Forge King of Prussia: Hotel rooms and suites in Wayne PA near Philadelphia ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Valley Forge King of Prussia: Hotel rooms and suites in Wayne PA near Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Courtyard by Marriott Philadelphia Valley Forge King of Prussia is the perfect hotel choice when traveling to the Valley Forge, King of Prussia, or Philadelphia Area of Pennsylvania.
When travel brings you to Valley Forge, King of Prussia, or the Philadelphia area of PA, the friendly, 24 hour staff at the Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge King of Prussia is here to serve you, with legendary Marriott service.
marriott.com /hotels/travel/phlva-courtyard-philadelphia-valley-forge-king-of-prussia   (349 words)

  
 Valley Forge Children's Academy, Inc. - King Of Prussia, PA - Home
Valley Forge Children's Academy, Inc. - King Of Prussia, PA - Home
At Valley Forge Children’s Academy, our goal is to Partner with our parents to continue the loving and nurturing environment they provide at home.
This philosophy blended with our individual attention is what makes the environment at our school a true benefit for the students, parents and teachers at Valley Forge Children’s Academy.
www.valleyforgechildrensacademy.com   (302 words)

  
 Shopping.com - Shopping made simple
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 Valley Forge — Infoplease.com
Valley Forge, on the Schuylkill River, SE Pa., NW of Philadelphia.
American Revolution: Saratoga and Valley Forge - Saratoga and Valley Forge In 1777 the British attempted to wipe out the flickering revolt by a...
Valley Forge debate may be resolved: Park Service attempting to avert housing subdivision proposal.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/us/A0850381.html   (318 words)

  
 Valley Forge
In the winter of 1777 - 1778, George Washington and his army struggled to survive the cold weather and snow at Valley Forge.
General Washington and his Continental Army spent the winter of 1777-1778 camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 25 miles northeast of Philadelphia.
The men at Valley Forge spent much of their time drilling to improve their fighting skills.
www.kidport.com /RefLib/UsaHistory/AmericanRevolution/ValleyForge.htm   (203 words)

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