After this last battle had sent Early's forces whirling down the Valley, Sheridan systematically devastated the area, so successfully that, as he phrased it, 'a crow would have to carry his rations if he flew over it.' Section a. US 11 South of the West Virginia Line, US 11 follows the Shenandoah River between the gently rounded peaks of the Blue Ridge and the more rugged Allegheny mountains.Apple orchards, grain fields, bluegrass pastures, and poultry farms flourish on rich limestone land. Isolated by mountains, it was not settled until the third decade of the eighteenth century. Mineral wealth, fertile lands, and natural beauty make the Valley the State's richest section.Stone, brick, clapboarded log, and frame farm houses stand in the lee of commodious barns. Under the slopes are limestone caves, fairylands in water-worked stone.
Today, you can watch costumed interpreters bring the fort to life between Memorial Day and Columbus Day.
There are more than a dozen historic blockhouses and stone forts in Maine, dating from the Colonial period to World War II.
Some forts were built to defend Maine from attacks from the water.
These battlements stand on the state's 5,500 miles of coast or beside its deep-water rivers, the arteries linking the interior to the sea.
Other forts rose as sentinels on the 611-mile border with Canada.