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Today’s photo was taken from the George Custer birthplace in Harrison County, Ohio.

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Custer’s First Stand

A small roadside park in the unincorporated town of New Rumley, in Harrison County, Ohio is the birthplace of George Armstrong Custer.  Custer rose to a General during the Civil War and of course is best known for dying at the Battle of Little Big Horn.

Only the footprint of the home remains.

Edwin Stanton Birthplace

A statue in front of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio memorializes a famous son, Edwin Stanton.  Stanton was Secretary of War under President Lincoln during the Civil War.

A few blocks up the street is a fountain at the site where he was born.

 


Fort Steuben

This morning I visited Fort Steuben on the banks of the Ohio River in present day Steubenville, Ohio.  The fort is just to the left of the bridge.  I took this from an overlook on the West Virginia side of the river.

The fort was built between 1786 and 1787 as the newly formed United States government wanted to survey the Northwest Territory so it could be settled.  It served its purpose and after the original “seven ranges” were surveyed it closed up and by 1790 was dismantled only to be rebuilt as a tourist attraction in the 2000’s.

The view from the fort looking out at the Ohio River. The river was wider, but shallower at the time the fort was in use.

Most of the buildings in the reconstructed fort have life like mannequins in period costume.  The deer hanging in the commissary sort of amused me.

Also at Fort Steuben is the Federal Land office.  Although moved and rebuilt from its original site, the Federal Land Office was the first in the Northwest Territory.  Built in 1800, it was the place settlers would need to go in order to buy land in the newly platted territory.


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Today’s photo was taken from St. Mary’s Cemetery in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with the city of Pittsburgh in the background.

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