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02 - Fort Ticonderoga

02 - Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga is in great shape because it's been reconstructed from the ruins. The fort was very important in the American Revolution - Ethan Allen and his "Green Mountain Boys" took the fort in a surprise attack, and then dragged the captured cannons to Boston in the middle of the winter - an amazing feat. The cannons were mounted on Dorchester Heights and were used to drive the British from Boston. The date is still celebrated as "Evacuation Day", although since it's the same date as St. Patrick's day, the Boston Irish have taken the holiday as their own.