Friday, January 27, 2012

History Lesson: Fort D

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this. I was raised in the Cape Girardeau area, I'm 27, and just within the last 2 months I learned about a Civil War Fort here in Cape Girardeau.

The property is City owned, and part of my job these last couple months has been evaluating City owned properties for code compliance and maintenance issues. Fort D is maintained by the Parks & Recreation Department.
The fort itself is just the earthen berms.

The limestone building was built in the late 1930s as a WPA project.
Now the grounds are used for Civil War reenactments.

I guess if I was a history buff I would have known about this sooner, huh?

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