Saturday, March 17, 2012

Camp Nelson

On this gorgeous Saturday morning, we went to Camp Nelson just a 30 minutes drive South from us. It was a civil war era enlistment center for African-American soldiers as well as a refugee camp for African-American civilians. It was also one of Kentucky's largest supple depots and hospitals. Unfortunately none of the structures from the time survived, there were only signs and flags marking where things would be.

This is where Fort Jackson was.

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Lola, I mean O'Lola, wears her green proudly

At first I thought this was one of the buildings for civilians to live in, turned out it was a storage shed.
Apparently bed bugs was a big problem back then, people would wake up with blood on their chest as if they were sleeping with someone else in the bed. Routine cleaning was done on beds and living quarters, but during the day when the bed bugs are in hiding. Yuck!

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A reconstructed fort.

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By the way, Happy St. Patrick's Day!
While walking through the fields at Camp Nelson, I tried to find a four-leaf clover. Not much luch today. I remember the college days when St. Patty's day was a good excuse to stay up until 4am consuming lots of green beverages (not green tea!). Today it means a trip to McDonald's for a Shamrock Shake. Tonight I am having chicken soup with cabbage and apple (click for recipe) and this is as Irish as I am going to be today.

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