Standing Guard: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Forts are the bookends to America's story, from the first European footsteps on North American soil to modern-day concerts. Early forts made of wood, adobe, and earth protected trade routes and shielded new settlements against a native population defending their very existence. Giants of masonry and concrete guarded cities and harbors against foreign invasion. Today, forts form the backbone of urban revitalization and historic preservation efforts across the country.