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Encyclopedia > Fort Halifax

Fort Halifax was a U.S. colonial outpost on the Kennebec River at modern Winslow, Maine. Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... The course of the Kennebec River The Kennebec River is a river, 150 mi (240 km) long, in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. ... The Winslow Congregational Church on Lithgow Street Winslow is a small residential community built along the banks of Maines Kennebec River. ...


History

Fort Halifax, a National Historic Landmark and the oldest blockhouse in the United States[1], was built by English settlers in 1754-1755, to defend the upper Kennebec River Valley from possible attack by the French and their Native American allies. USS Constitution A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, district, site, structure, or object, almost always within the United States, officially recognized for its historical significance. ... A 19th-century-era block house in Fort York, Toronto In military science, a blockhouse is a small, isolated fort in the form of a single building. ... 1754 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1755 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The course of the Kennebec River The Kennebec River is a river, 150 mi (240 km) long, in the state of Maine in the northeastern United States. ...


On April 1st of 1987, a flood dismantled the blockhouse. Some logs from it were found as far south as forty miles. The fort was reconstructed on the original site, with as much of the original materials as were recovered.[2] April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Fort Halifax at National Historic Landmarks Program
  2. ^ Fort Halifax on the Kennebec - Northern Outpost for the Massachusetts Bay Colony

 
 

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