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On Location Series #11–Fort Washington Park

This was a delightful day.  My little one and I explore Fort Washington Park which was the namesake of its location in Fort Washington, MD.    Fort Washington, established near the community of Fort Washington, Maryland, was for many decades the only defensive fort protecting Washington D.C. The original fort, overlooking the Potomac River, was built in 1809.  It was originally called  Fort Warburton but was renamed in 1808.  During the War of 1812, the fort was demolished by its own garrison during a British advance.

As of today, this historic fort is maintained by the National Park Service.  It was initially constructed in 1824. It is a stone structure with a reliable cannon directed down the Potomac River. The fort was largely remodeled in the 1840s and 1890s. The Fort was turned over to the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1946 after its last military personnel left.

Now with that bit of history out of the way, here are some videos and pictures of our time in the park.  Our visit took place on November 3, 2018.  I hope you will enjoy this brief On Location Series—

oh again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
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Friday Night Poetry Corner #165-Comment On War

There is really no need of an introduction for this man. He is the late, great Langston Hughes. You truly want to read more about him, if you don’t know, look up the Harlan Renaissance.

This is a personal favorite of mine’s. I used this poem before but I don’t care. Its need for our time as it comments on matters that MSM frankly avoids for obvious corporate reasons. Look at this beautiful work of reality fiction.

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Update on Poetry Corner and more..

Hey everyone, it’s me K.G. I’d been under the weather for the past couple of days so that is why there was no poetry corner yesterday.  It will be back next Friday so please stay tune!!

But in the meantime here is a sneak peak into another civil war adventure series, well freestyle history by Some Unique Magazine.  There will be more to come!

Monocacy Battlefield