Thursday, July 12, 2007

Today's Adventure - Pricketts Fort

I love history. I love West Virginia.

Therefore, I love Pricketts Fort State Park. It's the perfect marriage of West Virginia and history. This from The Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation website:
"Pricketts Fort State Park is a day-use historical and recreational park, located just north of Fairmont, West Virginia, two miles off Interstate 79 at Exit 139. The original fort was built at the confluence of Pricketts Creek and the Monongahela River in 1774, and provided a place of refuge from Indian attack for early settlers to the area. Now a state park, the site also includes the Job Prickett House, built in 1859 and listed on the National Register of Historical Places."
We had a great time here today. It took the boys a while to get into the spirit, but once they saw me throw a hatchet and hit the target, they were into it. They played a game in the commons called "Double Ball." It was a blast to watch and play. We're going to bring into this century, both here and when we get back home.

Here are some panos for your enjoyment.

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