Friday, July 13, 2018
Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Fort St. Jean Baptiste is a replication of the 1714 site - French Colonial life is depicted. Over 2000 pine logs form the palisade and over 250,000 board feet of lumber went into the building construction. Hinges and latches were handmade at a nearby foundry. It was interesting to tour the living quarters, the old kitchen, see the big outdoor bread oven, a church, and the jail.
It was quite humid. I can't imagine wearing the heavy layers of clothes folks wore back in colonial times. Whew!