Klock Homestead and Trading Post - created by kyricom


Klock Homestead and Trading Post
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  • Camera: PENTAX
  • Camera model: PENTAX K-7
  • Exposure time: 1/200
  • Aperture: f/11.0
  • ISO: 200

This is one of the oldest homesteads in the Mohawk Valley, New York. It is an example of a fortified home (walls were 2 ft thick, .6 meter, stone) and trading post, built by Johannes Klock in 1750. It was used in the French and Indian War, and the American revolution. To the immediate right of the house is a small stream, which has a small part diverted to run through the basement so they would always have fresh water. If under attack (which it was several times), windows were shuttered and it became impenetrable. If you look closely, you can see several "loopholes," which were holes rifles could be stuck out to fire - the most obvious one is to the left of the door. (3 years and 328 days ago)

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