Fort Stevens, Oregon (Images of America Series)

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Fort Stevens State Park, named in honor of Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens, is located in Warrenton, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River. In February 1862, the U.S. Congress appropriated $100,000 to build defenses against possible naval invasion. In November 1864, a detachment from Fort Canby was sent to guard the fort in case of Confederate reprisals with the reelection of President Lincoln. The historical section of the park includes remnants of the early batteries, a memorial rose garden, armaments, and a ...
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Fort Stevens State Park, named in honor of Gen. Isaac Ingalls Stevens, is located in Warrenton, Oregon, at the mouth of the Columbia River. In February 1862, the U.S. Congress appropriated $100,000 to build defenses against possible naval invasion. In November 1864, a detachment from Fort Canby was sent to guard the fort in case of Confederate reprisals with the reelection of President Lincoln. The historical section of the park includes remnants of the early batteries, a memorial rose garden, armaments, and a museum dedicated to the history of the fortress and the wreck of the barque Peter Iredale. Fort Stevens was the only military site in the continental United States shelled during World War II. Decommissioned after that war, the military cemetery and former military housing are located adjacent to the historical area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738559339
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/3/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Susan L. Glen, a military spouse and daughter of two veterans of World War II, lives in Warrenton, Oregon. This is her third book in the Images of America series. She is a former teacher and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as numerous historical and genealogical societies. Photographs dating to 1880, preserved by the Friends of Old Fort Stevens, help tell the story of Fort Stevens.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Early Construction 9

2 Submarine Mines 39

3 Peter Iredale 45

4 Pre-World War I and the War Years 51

5 World War II 83

6 Fort Stevens Today 109

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    Great book if you don't know how to read!!!

    The historic photos in this book are excellent, but the captions are missleading if not alltogehter wrong. For the caption of one particular photo of an army jeep the author states "The Willy's Jeep was the basic mode of transportation during both world wars." I have never seen a jeep from the first world war, have you? I found at least 40 glaring errors in this book and many more small ones.
    If you buy this book please do your own research or you will have a very confused idea of what you are looking at.

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