Monday, June 30, 2014

6-30-2014 Fort Niagara

After several Unsuccessful attempts to build a fort,
the French finally convinced the Iroquois Confederacy
to let them build this "French Chalet"
which they named
"The House of Peace" (NOT!)...

The Indians knew something was not right
when the French put the water well
INSIDE the house...

...and the proceeded to surround
the "House of Peace"
with earthen embankments
topped with stockade fences
and canons
and a draw bridge
in front of the entrance gate!
Hmmm... what's wrong with this picture?!?!?
"House of Peace?"

We witnessed a black powder rifle shoot
as well as a cannon shooting demonstration.
They actually fired a cannon ball 1 mile into Lake Erie!

...after which 
there was a disturbance 
in the space-time continuum!

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