Fort Halifax: Winslow's Historic Outpost

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Winslow has grown up around Fort Halifax in its many, many incarnations. Beginning as a French and Indian War garrison and trading post, the fort welcomed historic figures from Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr to Paul Revere and Chief Joseph Orono. Reduced to one small blockhouse in the 1800s, Fort Halifax hosted archaeologists, travelers, artists, politicians and students. The Flood of 1987 swept away the blockhouse, leaving the fort and its supporters to fight an uphill battle for reconstruction. Throughout varied iterations, uses, trials and tribulations, Fort Halifax has remained the symbol of a community. Join historian Daniel J. Tortora in this engaging narrative of Fort Halifax's fight for survival. Meet the famous visitors to the fort, the local residents who have cared for it and the figures who have kept its memory relevant and its future hopeful.
ISBN: 9781626192928
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maine
Series: Landmarks
Images: 79
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Daniel Tortora is an assistant professor of history at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, less than a mile from Winslow. He is a member of the Fort Halifax Park Implementation Committee working to rebuild and improve the fort's museum-style outdoor displays to make the park more of an interactive museum. He is working with the Winslow Historic Preservation Commission to digitize the town library's images of Fort Halifax.
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