Fort Point Civil War History Day

PowerHiking is looking forward to the Fort Point Civil War History Day this Saturday, January 26th.  We will be there and look forward to seeing you there as well.  Fort Point is a jewel in the Parks Conservancy.  Built in 1853 to protect the  Bay from Confederate attack during the Civil War, the over 100 cannon and walls several feet thick never saw battle.  It is today a monument to another era and you can participate in instruction on how to load and fire a cannon, view historical photos, view officer and enlisted men quarters and visit the wonderful bookstore – not to mention that it is located right under the Golden Gate Bridge at the base of the South Tower.  The views are breathtaking and it is also the location of the spot where Kim Novak jumps into the Bay in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo.  PowerHiking visits Fort Point in the Golden Gate chapter walk in PowerHiking San Francisco 3rd edition.  View it at http://www.powerhiking.com.  The Civil War History Day should be fascinating with exhibits, lectures, instruction, photos and reproduction of live events from the era.  We are looking forward to it.  Hope to see you there!

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