Thursday, April 8, 2010

Why we say "yes" instead of "oui' ".

This 12 pounder British cannon guards the entrance to the parade grounds at Old Fort Niagara. The capture of this fortress by British forces in 1759 was pivotal in driving the French from North America during the French and Indian War, ending the struggle between the two superpowers for the control of the continent. This affected our destiny even more than the Revolution, but is largely ignored in modern teachings.


glenn said...

It reminds me of all the fun we have at Fort Niagara. Great painting Jim.

Skip said...

Hi Jim, I spoke with you at Chagrin River Park this morning, and you were kind enough to give me permission to take your picture. Look here: if you would like to see your portrait.

Carolyn aka Skip