NEWSLETTER, July 2005, Part Two of the Journal
From the Journal Continued
The Fort Plain site is no stranger to archaeology or study. The Fort was probably begun in the French and Indian Wars. Its colonial history is dramatic and laced with the personalities of an intimate group of people. Its archaeology and study began in the 1960s and has it own history and personality well presented in the small museum and in a 46 page document with illustrations, Fort Plain, Fort Plank, Fort Rensselaer and Canajoharie, by Wayne Lenig, 2001, available from the museum for $5.
Norm Bollen, one of the trustees of the museum showed us an excellent informative Power Point presentation he has put together describing the history of Fort Plain and its importance during the Revolution as a defense on the northern frontier of the United States.
Fort Plain Museum
The stone work in the west walls of the barn foundation that supported the ramp is crude, perhaps some a repair? The south stone wall is well done like the north wall and perhaps part of another earlier building. In the short time we looked at the barn/house site many questions came to mind and we look forward to hearing more as it unfolds.
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