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Fort Ti not where America was born

To the Times of Ti:

In the October 2012 edition of Adirondack Life, I read an article on page 29 “America was born at this pinch point of Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga.” Fairly accurate article, however, many of us older history buffs question Ms. Beth Hills’s agenda with her totally commercial events, since Deborah Mars cut off funding back in 2008.

Down Lake Champlain a ways there is Chimney Point, where Samuel D. Champlain battled the Iroquois Indians in 1609, the French built Fort. Sty. Frederick in 1737, and Seth Warner seized all the guns in 1775 for General Knox to attack Boston for General Washington. In 1766, the British built their Fort Crown Point, and it was toured by George Washington in 1783. Even though these ruins are not tourist traps their prior history pales Fort Ti’s.

Perhaps Ms. Hill should avail herself of some history lessons where America was really born. Check it out Beth.

Bob Spring,

Crown Point

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