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