Fort Dobbs: State Historic Site

I can say much about North Carolina, but, one thing the State does very well is to honor their history. Fort Dobbs is an exceptional historic site and its docents professional and steeped in knowledge.

This block house fort reconstruction of the French and Indian War era exemplifies the colonists as well as American Indians role during that period. Costumed interpreters give insight into this time of tangled history.

Following are pictorial representations of life in a 1750 military post.

Living Quarters of the Militia.

The original well was located in this spot. Archaeologists located several thousand artifacts from excavating the well.

Here are some reproductions:

Fort Storage Area

I learned much of this time period at this visit. Pre-pandemic over 6000 students visited the Fort. It is a must see.

Statesville, North Carolina

Really enjoyed my visit to this City. They have done a bang up job to renovate their downtown area. It is a mecca of restaurants, bars, a comedy club, doctor’s offices, music studios, hair salons, jewelry stores, museums, radio stations, lawyer’s offices all surrounded by beautiful flowers, seating.. A picture is worth a thousand words, check it out…

Wine Store line up of live music dates

Best of Statesville

Did some retail and caloric damage here, great Columbian food and pastries. Yummy………

Never saw a storefront music lesson store – what a unique idea.
Don’t you love the logo, what a hoot..

A little art along the street

The City also has an art museum, however, sadly on the day of my visit it was closed. It is known as the Iredell Museum, iredellmuseums.org, or call 704-873-7347, for further information.

There are also other events taking place over the summer. Make sure to get that vaccine so you can partake.

What a blast from the past, everything you’ve always been looking for at bargain basement prices. What a fun shop!

So, if in the area, or dang even if you aren’t, check out Statesville, North Carolina for a visit.

And I forgot the Sweet Things Bakery, best chocolate cake I ever ate~