Fort Pickens

This morning we visited Fort Pickens.  It just recently re-opened to the public after suffering quite a bit of damage during the last few hurricanes.  Water and electricity have still not been re-established.  So if you go camping, it’s very BASIC.

Fort Pickens is one of four forts built to defend Pensacola Bay.  It was completed in 1834 and used until 1947.   It was also “home” to Apache prisoners in 1887 including Geronimo.

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