Fort Roberdeau ~ Part Three
After leaving the barracks, our next destination is across the compound.
Before we get there this catches my eye.
I meander over to take a look.
Ok, back in they 1700's there would not be electric poles in the field. Just imagine Indians in war paint galloping across the field on their ponies.
Continuing on we come to our destination.
The ammunition pit. This is where all the ammo was stored. It was roped off so you couldn't go in, but I would guess it was like a dirt cellar.
Next is the building where the miners kept their provisions. The ladder led to a loft upstairs where some may have slept.
I first thought this was made to carry water, but after thinking about it, it could possibly have been to carry ore out of the mine and I don't think it was by donkey or mule either. This appears to be some sort of yoke a man would put around his neck and lay on his shoulders. I tried to research it but didn't find an answer. I should have asked someone there but did not even think about it at the time.
anyone for baking a cake?
Grindstone outside blacksmith shop.
The building was locked but they had tools of the trade outside.
the bellows for keeping the fire in the fireplace HOT.
Notice the flag.....it only has thirteen stars on it.
A few random shots of the log walls.
Someone had asked why the logs were horizontal and not vertical as most forts were built.
There is too much limestone under the soil to be able to dig and set the logs vertical so they built it horizontal.
So this ends our Fort Roberdeau tour. Hope I didn't overload you with too many pics today. I wanted to finish up the series.
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