"America's Most Historic Fort" Fort Ticonderoga by Tom_Fields
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The French constructed Fort Carillon in 1755, at the outset of the French and Indian War (known in Europe as the Seven Years' War). Here, on July 8, 1758, the Marquis de Montcalm and his troops repulsed a British force five times their own size. But they later destroyed and abandoned their fort.
The British rebuilt it and renamed it Fort Ticonderoga, an Indian word meaning "the place between the waters". They remained there until the Revolution, when the Continental Army captured it. Under the leadership of Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen, the famed Green Mountain Boys held it for the remainder of the war.
In the 1800s, many visited what had become a ruin. Stephen and Sarah Pell acquired it and restored it, starting in 1909. Since 1931, the non-profit Fort Ticonderoga Association has operated this historic monument.
The fort's gardens began early on, as the soldiers of the garrison needed to be as self-sufficient as possible. They grew their own vegetables and herbs. Be sure to stop here for a visit.
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