Valley Forge

Whoo, it’s been a busy week so far at my day job, so here is Monday’s post today.

Today I’m going to talk about Valley Forge. Valley Forge National Historical Park has been a focus of a lot of my photography and art since I moved to the Schuylkill Valley almost nine years ago. It of course will be a big part of the book as well.  It will likely be a spread of two or more pages since the park itself spans both banks of the river between the village of Valley Forge and Port Kennedy (King of Prussia) on the south western bank and Perkiomen Junction (Audubon) and Trooper on the north eastern bank. The park has vast grassy fields, historic earth works, historic buildings, forest, Valley Creek and those famous log cabin huts recreated in the style the soldiers encamped there would have built themselves.  There is also the Pawlings Farm with its massive stone barn and the ruins of the farmhouse. The trails and the deer and the foxes. Gah, I can’t wait. I will likely spend the entire day there. If you have been to Valley Forge, I am sure you are curious as to how it will be represented in my book.  If you have never been there, I hope my book will make you want to visit.

If you share my passion for this park in all it’s historic, cultural and natural awesomeness, then please go visit and help support this book today. And wow, thanks to all the people who recently pledged. I sincirely thank you. I liked opening my email the past couple days and seeing all the messages from Kickstarter. So thanks. As always, be sure to let others know about this project. Do you know someone who loves Valley Forge?

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