Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cove Fort

On the way home from a recent trip we spotted a little sign pointing to a place called Cove Fort.  Between a love for historic sites and a desire to get out of the car for a while, we stopped to see what was there.  We were surprised at how nicely it had been restored and were given a tour.

The living quarters of the folks who lived in and ran the fort were on one side of the inside walls of the structure.

This beautiful coverlet was on one of the beds.  We were told it was woven of a mixture of linen and wool which created the beautiful pattern when it was dyed.

This amazing bed can be turned upside down and used for a bench!

The walls surrounding the fort kept it safe from attack.

Fences surrounding the corrals were held together with strips of dried rawhide.  The posts looked rather rickety, but were very solidly in the ground.

The office in the fort even had a little telegraph station.

Here you can see the front of the fort from the inside.

It was a stop worth making.  I would be happy to stop there again when we are in the area.

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