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Article about: This is Fort Stevens in Oregon near my moms house. It was used during WW2 to defend the opening of the Columbia river from the Japanese. The fort was shelled at least once by a Japanese subm

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    Hi Joel,
    Nice post and great pics. I never knew this was there. I have a grouping from a guy who was a coastal artillery soldier maybe he was there.

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    Hi Joel

    Thank you for posting these pictures. Looks like a very interesting place to visit.


    Fort Stevens State Park


    Nick VR

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    They are actually restoring Battery Pratt's gun #1 to where they can actually fire it during reenactments. It's a pretty neat gun. It can't be seen from the river. Once loaded, it would pop up over the wall, fire, then disappear back behind the wall. Not only is it pre-WW2 design, it's pre-WW1 design. The guns were first constructed about 110 years ago.
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    Good stuff. Really interesting place. Any period photos floating around?

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    Really nice pictures Joel. It's good to see that they took care of the fort.


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    Excellent photos !!!

    Nice to see the fort is being looked after ..

    When did it go out of official use ?


    Gary J.

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    Quote by Polski44 View Post
    Excellent photos !!!

    Nice to see the fort is being looked after ..

    When did it go out of official use ?


    Gary J.
    I don't think it has been used since the end of WW2.

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    Great place! I grew up a few miles form there. In the seventies the place was turned into the park we see today. My dad worked at the park and would take me in. There were a lot more buildings to explore back then, most had been burned down for safety reasons. Still, it is a good place to look for relics if you look on the ground while you walk.

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