Fort Frederica

Another day; another fort. That seems to be what we visit most lately. I guess that’s what happens when you search out history sites along a country’s coastline. But this fort is different. OK, the fort itself is not but the surroundings are.

We started, as usual, in the visitor center. The movie was already playing for other visitors so we were invited to enjoy the exhibits while we waited. I enjoyed the games on display. They had written instructions for you to play them. This one is called Bagatelle and I’ve read in books about people playing it  but I had no idea it was so much like pinball or pachinko. In this one you use a wooden rod to push the not-very-round balls up the channel on the right. I had Dave quickly calculate my score because the movie was starting again. We think I got 225 but are not sure of that.

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Then we went exploring. This time I got to go too because this park provides golf carts to their visitors who want them.


So, I drove carefully across the bridge over the first moat into the town.  

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There  are only foundations left of that colony but they give us an idea of how small the houses were.

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James Eward Ogelthorp invited people with myriad skills to come to his new colony. Archaeologists have been busy here studying many documents to figure out who lived and worked where. Most of the colonists had a business as part of their house. Here’s a sample of them.

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Then we crossed another moat and came to the fort itself.

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So, another day; another fort. And we haven’t even started on the Civil War ones yet.



One thought on “Fort Frederica”

  1. Excuse the off-topic post, but Linda please contact me about your LD SIG Primer articles. We want to update and republish them in the hobby press, for payment – and we need to talk about how you would like us to proceed.

    –Joe Fugate

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