Zumwalt’s Fort

Last month, I posted a video of an edit I did of an old cabin. Below are some more images of that cabin, which is located in Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, Missouri. Read further down for the complete history of the building.

“It’s hard to imagine the O’Fallon area as the leading edge of the American frontier. But in 1799, when Daniel Boone and his family settled just a few miles away, the area was a wilderness in which Native Americans hunted, fished and trapped game.

At about the same time that Daniel Boone arrived, Jacob Zumwalt and his extended family settled in the O’Fallon area circa 1798, building a large log home. A few years later, when the War of 1812 set off deadly guerilla raids with Native Americans ambushing and killing American settlers, local families fled to the shelter provided by the Zumwalt’s home, which is said to have been fortified with a stockade fence.  A spring, which is now Lake Whetsel, supplied water.

Zumwalt’s Fort, as the fortified house came to be called, was one of 35-plus “settler forts” that once stood in Missouri. Boone’s Fort at present-day Matson, Missouri, was the largest.

The reconstructed Zumwalt’s Fort opened in 2015 as a gift to the City from the O’Fallon Community Foundation. It is the only rebuilt War of 1812 settler fort in the state.” https://www.ofallon.mo.us/zumwalts-fort

The last seven tree posts that I’ve posted are from within this Fort Zumwalt Park and they include glimpses of Lake Whetsel. I have about 4 more images still to come in this series.

Sony A68/Capture One

What’s on the Other Side?

I haven’t made it outside to take any pictures for 2021 yet because I have been busy with other things including edits on my other blog here. Please follow me over there, too.

I’ve also been busy making appointments for up coming doctors visits. Why is it the older I get the more doctors I have to see? Hmmm, not too hard to figure that out, but still not fun. Happy to have insurance to help pay for it all though. And I do like all my doctors. They are good people.

Also been busy processing volleyball footage and uploading to youtube and a scouting site for our team like I do every time we play games. It usually takes about 2 hours per match to get it all done and they play anywhere from 3-6 matches at a time.

Pixel 3a XL

Something Different

I post mostly nature images here so this is definitely something different but it is a picture of the gas station near my house. I was pumping gas one night at dusk after going on a picture walk, so I had my camera with me, and the building just looked kind of neat to me in the fading light with it’s neon lights in contrast with the approaching shadows. So I grabbed my camera and fired off 2-3 shots, getting the composition I liked best.

I imagined the clerk inside thought I was casing the joint or something equally as strange. I felt lucky I caught the moment with no cars parked in front of the store because I feel that would have ruined the shot.

I turned to my right after that and saw another picture opportunity as the sky was coloring so beautifully over the uhaul trucks the station rented out, so I took another unusual shot.

I took both of these with my Sony A68 and edited in Capture One.

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