Flood waters reveal 18th-century fort

Published on December 15th, 2011 | by Admin


Flood waters from Hurrican Irene have revealed an 18th century fort underneath a parking lot at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in New York.

Experts aren’t just interpreting the stone structures, but dozens of artifacts like cuff links, musket balls, and colonial coins made into jewelry. Plus, smoking pipes and wine bottles, all of which help to paint a picture of what life was like in the mid-1700s.

“Being a soldier out here, I would imagine you have lots of time to get into trouble,” Roets said laughing. “There was a lot of drinking and smoking, and historical accounts of confrontations between the Indians and soldiers.”

Experts say the new findings will help write history about the British and the Indians cohabitating in the Mohawk Valley.

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Story: Katherine Underwood, Fox 23 | Photo: Fox 23

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