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From a description on the outside of building "Fort Simcoe had no enclosing stockade or walls for protection. Blockhouses were built at the corners of the fort for protection. The conflicts in this area were fought in 1855, before the fort was built. It was never necessary to physically defend the Fort. The 350-man garrison stationed here discouraged any attacks.

This reconstructed blockhouse was originally built in typical blockhouse fashion, using pine logs hauled from nearby canyons. The square dimensions, pyramid roof, wood shakes, and heavy horizontal plank construction were typical design features. Rifle portholes and dovetail corner joints were important features."

Copyright: Ken dawson
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Uploaded: 17/09/2013
Updated: 11/08/2014
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