George Washington’s Snow Army
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Today, winters in upstate New York bring a mixture of excitement and frustration. Many folks enjoy various winter activities such as snowshoeing and sledding, but then, there's also shoveling, and snow blowing that has to be done. It was much the same at Fort Stanwix during the American Revolution when the soldiers engaged in fun activities like snow ball fights, but also had to keep the fort ready in case of a wintertime attack by shoveling out the ditch and corners of the fort.
Did You Know?
The 363-mile long original Erie Canal was the longest uninterrupted canal in the world. It included 83 locks and had a rise of 583 feet from the Hudson River to Lake Erie. Boats of 30 ton capacity could be used on the original canal. More...