A couple of weeks ago before My World began I had posted some photos from atop Fort Boreman here in Parkersburg, West Virginia. (here) Most of those dealt with the Ohio River. Today I'm going to revisit the site and tell something about the site itself. Fort Boreman is the site of a Civil War fort on a hilltop overlooking the scenic valley formed by the confluence of the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers at Parkersburg. Built by Union troops to protect the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad terminal and the key commercial river facilities in the valley, Fort Boreman was named for West Virginia’s first governor, Parkersburg citizen Arthur I. Boreman. The Fort Boreman site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.
Looking Down The River
This is looking upriver and over historic downtown Parkersburg. The Ohio River is to the left in the photo and the river under the highway is the Little Kanawha. Looking across this river to the hill on the other side you can see a cell tower. This hill is known locally as Quincy Hill and was thought to also be used as fortification of the rivers; but no evidence of that has ever been found. I will make mention again here for readers who didn't see my previous post that if you look closely you can see the floodwall that surrounds the city to protect it from the flooding river. There is a more closeup photo in my previous post if you have time to visit it.
In my earlier post I was able to catch a sternwheeler on the river and just as I was leaving the other day I waited to get this photo of a barge carrying coal down the river.
From high atop the hill I could look down and zoom in on the local television station and it's array of satellites.
As I hiked around the hill I found an opening to view the Little Kanawha River as it flows toward the mighty Ohio.
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