A Cold Winter Evening In Valley Forge

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Absolute Realty RS284559

One can only imagine the brutal winter of 1777-1778 when Washington and his army waited out the winter in Valley Forge. 

Valley Forge Cabins

 

Valley Forge is roughly a 30 minute drive from Delaware County.

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Maria Sapio
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Gloria Todor - One can only try to fathom the challenges and difficulties endured by the soldiers that persevered through frigid temperatures and multiple hardships...

Jan 13, 2017 04:33 PM #1
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David Spencer
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Yah, no Facebook, Trump twitter, no computer - just sit back and watch the flora and fauna.

Jan 13, 2017 04:52 PM #2
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William Feela
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We rreally have it good nowdays compared to the primative ways years ago

Jan 13, 2017 05:03 PM #3
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Joe Pryor
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I didn't even like playing football in the cold weather so I can only imagine.

Jan 13, 2017 05:04 PM #4
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That had to be a very cold winter.  We feel the cold when we go into a vacant building where it it is colder inside than outside.  Those shelters just kept them out of the snow

Jan 13, 2017 05:39 PM #5
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It's amazing & humbling the sacrifices that were made back then for what we enjoy today. My hubby's birthday is 2/22, same as Washingtons' 

Jan 13, 2017 05:55 PM #6
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We have traveled to many historic sites like where Washington crossed the Delaware. One thing I thought about was the brutal cold and the poor living conditions. No wonder so many got sick, abandoned the cause or died. That photo looks really cold.

Jan 13, 2017 06:21 PM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Brrr and I was freezing when I walked my dog 57 degrees felt like it was in the 40's Endre

Jan 13, 2017 06:30 PM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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That's a nice winter scene, Gloria! Stay warm and have a nice weekend!

Jan 13, 2017 08:45 PM #9
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Gloria. What a lovely and evocative photo. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 14, 2017 06:40 AM #10
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Things have sure changed a lot since those days.  We are all so spoiled now and expect things to always be easy.

Jan 15, 2017 05:01 PM #11
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Gloria Todor
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Maria Sapio yes such harsh harsh winter that year.

David Spencer if only it was that easy. Most were just trying to stay alive. A different time for sure!

William Feela yes we do.

Jan 16, 2017 08:43 AM #12
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Gloria Todor
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Joe Pryor I shutter watching some games on TV.

So true Ed Silva . Shelter from the wind and snow basically.

Debe Maxwell wow a shared birthday for your husband!

Jan 16, 2017 08:49 AM #13
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Gloria Todor
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Debbie Reynolds Good to visit historical places. We do the same when we travel.  We enjoyed seeing an attempt to cross the Delaware River one Christmas day years ago...they turned back since the river was a challenge that day. But still a treat to see the men in boats and uniforms from that time period.

Jan 16, 2017 08:54 AM #14
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Gloria Todor
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Endre Barath, Jr. LOL!

Myrl Jeffcoat Thank you!  Hope your weather/rain has slowed down without too much damage.

Sheila Anderson thanks for stopping by!

Jan 16, 2017 08:56 AM #15
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Gloria Todor
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 yes most of us do not know true hardship from the elements.

All the best everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jan 16, 2017 08:57 AM #16
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Gloria Todor  George Washington would travel down the Delaware river to Bakers Bay & Delaire Landing to get Bread for his troops that were at Valley Forge ..   Great Post

Jan 19, 2017 07:26 PM #17
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Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
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Thank you Hannah Williams for the added details about bread...such a hard winter...

Have a great 2017!

Jan 20, 2017 11:46 AM #18
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Gene Allen
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I love taking pictures like that.  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 29, 2017 06:20 AM #19
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Gloria Todor
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Thank you Gene Allen .  It is great when the photo op presents itself!

Have a great 2017!

 

Jan 30, 2017 08:56 AM #20
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