• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

Stories

 
Finding the spirit of desertion to increase and the men in general to be exceedingly uneasy, probably arising from their being so long stationed on this frontier post  they have been frequently heard.. to say they would sooner died, than stay here the ensuing winter. ---Col. Peter Gansevoort to Gen. Washington 8.18.1778
 
A stark greyish brown exterior of the fort in front, above you the cold blue sky. You are covered by the shadows of the pickets.
The exterior of Fort Stanwix
National Park Service

Did You Know?

painting, a horse lead by its driver, pulling a canal boat full of people on a blue river

Construction of the Erie Canal began near Rome, NY after the first ceremonial shovel full of earth was turned on July 4, 1817. This canal, located only a few miles away from the ruins of Fort Stanwix, would soon overtake the Oneida Carry as New York's prinicple waterway. More...