Our first trip in November 2018 took us to Old Fort Niagara where we learned about the French construction of the fort in the late seventeenth century and the imperial contests that eventually led to the British conquest during the French and Indian War in 1759. Jacob Keenan served as an excellent tour guide, sharing his inside knowledge about the fort and life as a soldier in colonial America.
|This is an excellent view overlooking Lake Ontario. You can |
see the CN Tower in Toronto from this vantage point.
From Left to Right: Jessica, Oscar, Andrew, Christian, and Jacob.
|The main fort where French, British, and American soldiers lived, |
traded with Native Americans, and served as the last line of defense.
|These revolutionaries are about to take up arms against the |
tyrannical British or perhaps join the cast of
Hamilton: An American Musical.
|Jacob demonstrates the finer points of how to properly|
hold a musket and march to the rabble above.
|This tiger was quite friendly.|
|History Club with Theodore Roosevelt.|
From Left to Right: Andrew, Will, Oscar, Ashley, Tori, and Nick
|Will found great satisfaction in exploiting his |
workers to become a "Captain of Industry"
like the great steel baron Andrew Carnegie
|Will added a little fist-pump action for good measure.|
|Checking out the seals at the Buffalo Zoo|
|Watch out for that Rhinoceros horn, Tori!|