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Cannon Reconstruction

Fort Roberdeau's cannon has been restored thanks to our dedicated crew of volunteers; Nicholas P. Kalenich; Randy Hollingshead; Ty Zimmerman and Tom Flynn. A special thanks to our volunteer blacksmith Ty for his dedication, time and artisan work on this project and to Rob Schmelzlen for the vision, planning the project and his leadership in getting it done for the 40th Anniversary Celebration.

The beautifully restored cannon was displayed at the Fort's Star Spangled 4th event then fired at Revolutionary War Days.

If you are interested in becoming a Fort volunteer and  joining the cannon crew, then being trained and certified, please contact us here at the fort.

"Once up the Juniata River to the Lead mines to bring the stores away that had been left there. We brot cannons, shovels, picks, etc. down the river in boats. It was in the Spring of the year in short time we were away about a month –" William Ferguson