What follows is a message sent to the media by Arthur L. Simmons III, Executive Director of the Rome Historical Society regarding construction at the site of Fort Bull. Fort Bull was one of several British forts that secured the portage between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek. In 1756, French troops, supported by allied Native Americans, marched overland from Fort La Presentation (present day Ogdensburg) and attacked the British fort on the Oneida Carry. The French destroyed Fort Bull and killed or captured nearly 60 of the British garrison.
On Saturday October 5th, 2019 the Rome Historical Society discovered in a field adjacent to its Fort Bull/Wood Creek property the construction of what is now known to become the wall of a fort, which is to include a gate and block houses erected on each end for reenactment purposes, on the property of the former Erie Canal Village. [Read more…] about Rome Historical Raises Concerns Over Fort Bull Construction Project