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Old Stone Fort

The description on the back of this postcard says "Built in 1772 as a house of worship by the Dutch Reform Church of Schoharie. In 1777 it was enclosed by a stockade of logs and used as a post for the protection of the Valley and a place of safety for the inhabitants during the British and Indian raids. The most important raid was in October, 1780, under Sir Johnson and the Chiefs Brant and Cornplanter, who, with a force about 800 strong, consisting of British Regulars, Tories and Indians, made an unsuccessful attack on the fort. A hole made by a cannon, shot at that time, is still shown in the cornice. It is one of the few remaining frontier forts of the Revolution." 1999

Old Stone Fort

Stone Fort - Schoharie

Old Stone Fort

Old Stone Fort, 2005 picture by Bill Bartow

Old Stone Fort, 2005 picture by Bill Bartow

Old Stone Fort, 2005 picture by Bill Bartow


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