1. KorbenDallas

    What happened to Fort York in Manitoba, Canada?

    Some things are just straight up interesting. Let's start with the so-called Port Nelson in Manitoba, Canada. Its peak population in the early 20th century was about 1,000 people but today it is a ghost town. Map Port Nelson is on Hudson Bay at the mouth of the Nelson River. Port Nelson...
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    The State of Georgia #3: Fort Frederica and town Frederica

    Frederica Fort Frederica and town Frederica were built by James Oglethorpe between 1736 and 1748 to protect the southern boundary of the British colony of Georgia from Spanish raids. They named Frederica for Frederick, Prince of Wales, (1707–1751). Located on the St. Simons Island. Fort...
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    Fortresses: Jongs aka Dzongs in Lhasa; Gyantse, Phari, Chitishio, etc. in Tibet

    It doesn't appear that any Europeans had anything to do with the construction of the below structures. Well, at least, not that we know off. These historic photographs show the first entry by Western forces into the mysterious forbidden city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, in August 1904...
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    1590s: Fort Santiago and Intramuros in Manila, Philippines

    Here is another fortified structure I wanted to offer for your consideration. I guess it's all about the proverbial BS meter. This structure definitely set mine off. May be at some point, masses will start questioning the narrative. As it stands, we can only provide some reading material and...
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    The Citadelle Laferrière: who, when, how and why?

    I have been baffled by this structure (located in Haiti) for a while now. I still do not know what angle to approach it from. The issue here is the significance of some intertwined details. I came up on this fortress researching the Louisiana Purchase. I think we have an altered narrative...