Saturday, March 20, 2010

Historic Sites In New York, Pennsylvania Fall Victim To Budget Cuts

"Washington's Headquarters" General Washington thwarted an officers plot to make him King, as reported by then US Senator Hillary Clinton (now Secretary of State) in review of the re-enactors at the headquarters a number of years ago in the press.

"New Windsor Cantonment" Troops, and others, over-wintered after treaty signed...just in case. It is the location of the National Purple Heart Center, first award of the medal, the Order of the Purple Heart, created in NYC, first federal capital, August 7, 1782.

"Fort Montgomery" Part of two forts, Fort Clinton was between Fort Montgomery and today's Bear Mountain State Park (and zoo). Just north of Hessian Lake, the fort remains are under a traffic circle for the western approach to the Bear Mountain Bridge. The Appalachian Trail also passes over it and the Hudson River ("The Race") to Anthonys Nose on the east, from Georgia to Maine.

"Sackets Harbor...War of 1812." On Lake Ontario, just west of Watertown and Fort Drum, NY it is also described as "the birthplace of the U.S. Navy" and is where Zebulon Pike (of Pike's Peak) is buried and once largest Federal facility, over 40,000 there. Britain's WWII "war brides" were processed there. A fence from Buckingham Palace surrounds a small cemetery, a reconciliation for burning the White House, the bombardment of Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, lead to the "Star Spangled Banner" and US national anthem.

"The John Brown Farm" John Brown's body lies a'mouldering in his grave there.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost and House approves Hudson national park study Hudson River: Fort Edward to Westchester County into the National Parks system.

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