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What Is Fort Snelling?
by 007ELmO in Travel
History buffs in every state are eager to learn about their country's roots by visiting forts and battlefields. Minnesotans are no exception, and have the convenience of learning about America's westward expansion, right in their backyards. Fort Snelling was an important part of history as settlers moved west of the Mississippi River. Fort Snelling is located just west of the river, and was referr
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What Is Fort Duquesne?
by Mykola Novik in Travel
Just prior to the French and Indian War, Fort Duquesne was constructed in Western Pennsylvania by the French on the spot where they had captured an outpost used by English traders. Recaptured by the British several years later, they renamed it Fort Pitt. The colonists seized control of the fort during the American Revolution, and today it is the site Mount Point Park. SignificanceFort Duquesne
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DIY Play Fort
by droom in Hobbies, Games & Toys
We all remember the thrill of having that special place. A place where only certain people were welcome. Too small for grownups to stay long, but just right for an afternoon of play. Creating DIY forts is one of the joys of childhood. Dragging your most prized possessions out into the yard, or under the dining room table and pitching camp was the best way to spend the day. Indoor Fort IdeasChil
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How to Bid on a Job at Fort Sam Houston
by dougbeal in Education
Fort Sam Houston, historically an Army base but scheduled to transfer to the Air Force in October 2011, has a history that dates back to 1845. One of the largest military bases in the U.S., Fort Sam Houston spends more than $135 million annually on purchases and construction projects to maintain and expand its more than 900-building campus. Contractors interested in securing work with Fort Sam Hou
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How to Make a Toy Fort
by MisterLilBig in Hobbies, Games & Toys
A toy fort is an enjoyable toy for children of all ages. Younger children will love running or crawling through the fort like a jungle gym. Older children may use the fort as a hideaway, or as a battalion against invading armies. If you only have one child, she may prefer the fort as a place to get away from the rest of the house and use it for quiet play or reading. Try to get as many boxes as po
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How to Make a Log Fort
by Spain in Hobbies, Games & Toys
Whether you are learning survival skills or you just want a place to play, a log fort is what you need. A log fort need not be complicated to be practical or elaborate to be fun. Most of the supplies needed are often close at hand, especially if you are in a wooded area. If you plan on using your fort building skills for shelter in the woods, practice building a fort at home a few times before you
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Colleges in Fort Lee, VA
by AtenRa in Education
Fort Lee, Virginia, is a U.S. Army military base in southeast Virginia. The area is home to nearly 8,000 residents, according to a 2008 report from City-Data. To serve its population of military personnel and dependents, a number of colleges offer satellite campuses on base, granting associate, bachelor's and graduate degrees. Central Texas CollegeCentral Texas College is a public institution t
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How to Build a Fort
by DSLer in Hobbies, Games & Toys
The idea of building and playing in an indoor or outdoor fort is exciting for children. A fort is a child's own clubhouse or special area where he can dream, play and imagine by himself or with friends. With a few simple supplies and a little help, depending on the child's age, a fort is made in less than an hour.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Large cardboard boxes, such as a
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DIY Princess Fort Bed
by Mark W in Home & Garden
Transform your child's wooden bed into a princess fort bed with a few simple supplies and a couple of hours. Your little girl will feel like royalty in her cozy private fort. This project is an economical alternative to costly retail fort beds. Easy to assemble and easy to take down, this do-it-yourself princess fort bed is an effective solution for rainy day fun or sleepovers.Difficulty:Moderatel
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Things to Do in Fort Lee, VA
by mvt in Travel
Located in Prince County, Virginia and named after the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Fort Lee is a town rich in its military history and much of its tourism stems from this history. A trip to Fort Lee is an educational experience. Visit military museums and take in plays while visiting the town. U.S. Army Women's MuseumFort Lee is home to the only museum in the world that is dedicated to t
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