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Personal logo Captain DEwell Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 4:18 a.m. PST

Of possible interest to some, the following website provides information about the rebuilt Fort Randolph at Krodel Park, Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

It was a refuge for white settlers against Indian attacks, was the farthest most out-post of the colonies and also played an important part in the American Revolutionary War

fortrandolph.org/index.htm

I found some interesting information and decent photographs at the website. Enjoy.

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 8:51 a.m. PST

The link doesn't seem to work. At least not for me.

CraigSpiel06 Jan 2013 9:37 a.m. PST

Looks like a neat site. One to add to my "fort tour".

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 10:39 a.m. PST

Thanks. I wasn't aware of that. Here is another local fort in Steubenville, Ohio that helped open up the NW Territory.

oldfortsteuben.com

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 12:02 p.m. PST

I've been by Fort Randolph…I don;'t think it's on the original site of the fort (I believe that was actually at the Point where the Battle of Point Pleasant had been fought in 1774…but I could be incorrect), but I have visited Fort Steuben. If you are in the area it is worthy of a stop. Great selection of books there, and the fort is recreated fairly well. The First American Regiment stationed forces there, in the mid 1780s.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 6:09 p.m. PST

^^^About two years ago my dad gave $10,000 USD worth of equipment and accouterments to the fort for their displays. They got a trailer and came down to Dayton to pick everything up. They were very appreciative and got some really neat stuff for their display/collection. Well worth a stop if you are in the area.

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