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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Earthworks: 1864

Earthworks: 1864

1864. "Savannah, Georgia (vicinity). View of Fort McAllister on the Ogeechee River." Wet plate glass negative by Samuel A. Cooley. View full size.

 

Earthworks

The earthworks look to be well preserved in this aerial photo of the fort.

My hometown!

Richmond Hill, Georgia. I spent nearly every childhood family picnic and Fourth of July here. It looks very different now.

 
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