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Jumonville Glen: History of Fort Necessity

Today is the second lesson in the history of Fort Necessity National Battlefield:  Jumonville Glen. In January 1754, before George Washington returned from his mission, Virginia Governor Dinwiddie sent out a small force of Virginia soldiers to build a fort at the forks of the Ohio, modern-day Pittsburgh.  The stockade was barely finished when a …

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Letters to London: Jr Rangers Write

As my final post on Fort Frederica this year, I wanted to continue the tradition of sharing Letters from London.  As you may remember, the Fort Frederica Jr. Ranger program is different from most parks.  One of the activities in the Jr. Ranger program is writing a letter home, as if you are a colonist …

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