Tag Archives: history

#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 7)

(Is this turning into the longest blog post or what?  Hopefully you’re finding it interesting.  [If you’re still reading at this point, you probably are.])  🙂  Okay, continuing on… After leaving the maltreatment and medical sections of the tour, I … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, day zero project, postaday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 6)

At this point in the experience the topics got quite a bit more serious, and started to focus in on the realities of a biased, violent, technologically-primative war (and period of time in US History): The story of African Americans … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, day zero project, postaday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 5)

After the Learning Lab, the tour transitioned from 2013 high-tech to 1863 high-society: A “proper Victorian lady” explained some of the important points of manners in the 1860s – including which chairs were appropriate to sit in.  (I.e., men sat … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, day zero project, postaday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 4)

The organizers of the weekend Civil War event did a very good job of providing an honest and well-rounded examination of all facets of life during this period in history: For this stop on the tour, a female re-enactor gave … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, day zero project, postaday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 3)

Soon the tour started to get into some of the primary purposes of the fort (i.e., defense): The Round Tower was three stories tall: The view from the top. From here, you can see the small corn field (from Part … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, day zero project, postaday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 2)

[Click here to read the introduction to this post.] The very first thing I saw when I walked from the parking lot to the fort’s entrance: After I checked in with the main desk, I walked down a gravel path … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, day zero project, postaday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 1)

One of the (many) advantages technology gives us modern day humans is the gift of time.  Just 60 years ago, people spent significant amounts of time performing a variety of necessary-yet-mundane tasks: washing dishes by hand, spending hours at a … Continue reading

Posted in 101 in 1001, day zero project, postaday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment