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    Smile Civil War Era Fort for sale

    I found this on the West Coast forum.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fort-Montgomery-...QQcmdZViewItem
    Anyone have 9 mil?
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    Nah. I already got one.

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    Maybe everyone can pitch in afew thousond a piece and ww'll make it a reenactor retirement home.Think of the events we could have there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indguard
    Nah. I already got one.
    From Monty Python: "May we come up and see it?"

    Chris
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    It's right next to my castle of "Arrrrrrrrggghhhh".

    But I don't go there. It IS a silly place.

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    "There are no restrictions on the fort, meaning the new owners can develop it as they see fit. One possible use for the land would be the creation of a marina and luxury condominiums with dramatic views of the lake and mountains in Vermont and New York states; there are no height restrictions for such a development. Potential also exists for commercial development, as the area has proven to be attractive to business."

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    So much for history...

    B.C. Milligan
    Company K, First Penna. Reserves

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    Default Fort Montgomery and History

    I'm not sure how much history is actually attached to the fort. The one reference I have found so far indicates that work was begun on the fort in the 1840s (which fits the visibly surviving structure) and it was intended to protect the natural highway of Lake Champlain. This was a favorite north south route between the United States and Canada. It never saw action, so unless someone important such as Robert E Lee of the engineers had a hand in building it, is seems unlikely to have much history attached to it. Of course, it might still make a great base for some reenactments depending on how much undeveloped ground survives around it.

    Robert A. Mosher

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    I called my credit union, but I'm $9,949,600.00 short. Dammit!!!!!!

    I had plans, too........NO ONE on my property had to have 2 impressions to come on out and play. $3 registration fee for EVERYONE (mounted cavalry FREE) Oh, well, it was nice while it lasted....all 30 seconds of it.

    Mark

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    I've got 20 bucks and a tissue... I'm good at haggling
    Pvt. Bryan Kimmel
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    Default Nice

    It would make an interesting Bed and Breakfast. or a Restaurant.
    To HE!!, with a condo.

    Also we might need the fort if we ever go to war with Canade
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