Attention History buffs!
Did you know where your city had defences? I pride myself in an awesome city of Louisville, Kentucky, home of bourbon, horses and fine women. We've a great history too, one where you can see it at our photo archives housed at University of Louisville, peruse through pages at the library and archives at The Filson Club. Among historians, I am a neophyte, and yet, I can't seem to get enough.
One of the things I like about playing Ingress is that it's had me see my city differently. I look at where I am, and talk to those I meet. This morning, one of the groundskeepers at St. Louis Cemetery shared how before it had been a cemetery, St. Louis was the site of "Fort Hill." Intrigued, I wanted to know more.
Fort Hill was constructed of stone and timber as defences during the Civil War. This map is from 1864. Its stone walls still wall the cemetery. It was located about 8 km (5 miles) from the then city. Fort Hill, and others like it, was designed for heavy artillery fire, and would have housed about 50 artillerists and 200 infantrymen, with four to six cannon. Although located on a hill, in an area called the Highlands, it was named for George W. Hill, a captain in the 12th Kentucky Infantry who died in Atlanta, Georgia in August 1864.
There are plenty of portals there, marking the gravesites of those who beg us #RememberMe
... and I can't help but think of the soldiers who lived there before it became the final resting place it is today. +Ingress
... the world about you is not as it seems.+Joe Philley
and JZP - servicemen of centuries past have stories to tell.+JJ Haws +Matthew Tallant
I thought of you when I saw this too.+Brandon Badger
You recently posted the query as to how our lives had changed. _This_ is just one more reason why I love Ingress.
Please share your stories of what you've learned about your community. E-Agent #Daphnesq +Kelly Kolton +Linda Besh +Ian Quartana +Joshua Reiniger +Vitaly Kabernik +Rai Molki +Megan Perry +Melissa W. +Daphne D. http://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=38.234581,-85.724578&z=16