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Museums in Escambia County, Florida - Museums in Pensacola, Florida, Fort Barrancas, National Museum of Naval Aviation (Paperback) Loot Price: R261
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Museums in Pensacola, Florida, Fort Barrancas, National Museum of Naval Aviation, Historic Pensacola Village, T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, Museum of Industry (Pensacola, Florida), Old Christ Church (Pensacola, Florida), Clara Barkley Dorr House, Historic Pensacola's Museum of Commerce, Lavalle House, Pensacola Museum of Art. Excerpt: Fort Barrancas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fort Barrancas was built on the site of numerous previous forts, including from 1698, Fort San Carlos de Austria, destroyed in 1719 (See below: Timeline, for a condensed history of the site). The site was used as a harbor fortification by the British, building the Royal Navy Redoubt in 1763. The Spanish captured Pensacola in 1781, and completed the fort San Carlos de Barrancas in 1797. Barranca is a Spanish word for bluff, the natural terrain feature that makes this location ideal for the fortress. In 1814, the fort was the scene of a small battle between the British, Spanish and Americans, during the War of 1812. General Andrew Jackson commanded the American forces. In 1818 Pensacola, the Spanish defenders of the fort exchanged cannon fire with an American battery for a few days. The U.S. force was again led by General Andrew Jackson. Eventually the Spanish surrendered the fort, leaving Pensacola in American hands. When Florida was acquired from Spain in 1821, Pensacola was selected as a navy yard, and harbor fortifications were constructed to protect its deepwater bay. After 1829, Fort Pickens and Fort McRee were built to defend the pass to Pensacola Bay. Fort Barrancas, expanded with brick between 1839-1844, is on the mainland. It was built to defend against both sailing ships entering the harbor and attack across land. The Advanced Redoubt was ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2465935

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2010
First published: June 2010
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 40
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-88509-2
Barcode: 9781157885092
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LSN: 1-157-88509-8

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