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09 April 2010

Florida Factoid Friday

Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park, on the Dry Tortugas islands west of Key West, is the largest brick fort in the Western Hemisphere. (It was built with more than 16 million bricks!) The fort’s walls are 8 feet thick and about 45 feet high.


Kathy C. said...

Wow! So cool. We hope to get there someday...perhaps on our trip to the Keys this summer. :)

Aunty Belle said...

YA know< I'se neber been thar' how on erth did they git 16 million bricks out thar'??

Did we build it or wuz it the Spanish?