Fort Canby, Showing Cannonballs - c. 1885


Fort Canby, Showing Cannonballs - Davidson

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This view of Fort Canby in southern Washington gets close enough to show an intriguing detail -- cannonballs used as yard ornaments. As all the cannons were located on the top of the ridge facing the other way, if there were ever a conflict, the cannonballs would need to be hauled up the hill promptly. In fact, there were no military conflicts at Fort Canby, which was built at the north side of the mouth of the Columbia during the Civil War to guard that strategic entryway into the Pacific Northwest. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0630
Photographer Isaac G. Davidson
Location Washington State
Subject Military
Decade 1880s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Boudoir Card
Size of Original 4.8 x 8.2 inches
Photographer's Number Number 24