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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fort Monroe - I

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We are now entering Fort Monroe (sorry, windshield snap!)
Jefferson Davis was imprisoned for 2 years here...you can read more on that RIGHT HERE
Such pretty brickwork and shade trees...
I love these passage ways...those are rose petals all over the ground...don't know why they were there but they were pretty ;)

Fort Monroe was constructed from 1819-1834 in Hampton, Va....for more on Fort Monroe visit HERE and I'll show you more tomorrow so come on back!

19 comments:

  1. Wow, a sorrowful time indeed. I like to believe that he was ill, but isn't it strange how even back in those days people liked to believe the such ills of people rather than give them the benefit of the doubt. thanks for sharing these photos.

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  2. What an interesting place. I'm going to read more about Jefferson Davis...

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  3. One of my favorite destinations whenever I'm in Hampton Roads.

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  4. Ft. Monroe is such an important place in our history. We've been there a few times. Watched Fourth of July fireworks there once. :-) Lovely post. I never saw the cisterns, and didn't know about the lack of potable water. That was new info for me!

    I'm going to make a guess on the rose petals....a wedding a couple of days before?

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  5. I have heard of the place- I'd love to visit it.

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  6. Very interesting about the lack of potable water.

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  7. rose petals? a unique wedding site? :)

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  8. All that history...well worth a visit, I am sure.

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  9. How cool! I love the cannon! The brick work is great!

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  10. Interesting! I am going to have to read about JD being there.

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  11. Thanks for taking us along, Tanya.
    I particularly enjoyed the 3rd photo.
    Have a Beautiful Day!!
    Peace :)
    PS. It is very difficult to imagine not having running water, though I have been places (as you may have also) without running water...

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  12. I thought that first shot was an effect.

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  13. Rose petals in an old fort. Kinda strange. Ya think?

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  15. I love Fortress Monroe! I've been there 3 times.

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  16. A huge fort with lots of history!

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  17. I love historical places like this...

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  18. Just put this on my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing.

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