Fort Halifax, Winslow, ca. 1900

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Fort Halifax, Winslow, ca. 1900

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Fort Halifax, first built in 1754 by English settlers on the Kennebec River for protection from hostile Native Americans in the area around what is now Winslow, is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest blockhouse in the United States.

Although it was dismantled in a flood in 1987, the original logs were recovered and pieced back together. The fort is pictured here in the early 1900s.

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  • Title: Fort Halifax, Winslow, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Sawtelle, Frank B.
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Winslow
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.7 cm x 8.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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