June 18, 2015

Fences and Signs at Riverton Park

Front Royal, Virginia

public park

Riverton Park was once just a fishing spot and boat launch on the North Fork of the Shenandoah. The boat ramp is still there but picnic tables and a Civil War Trails marker make the site useful to more people.

I'm sharing this post with Good Fences and Signs, Signs.  Read on for more pictures and some Civil War history.



The Civil War interpretive marker tells of the struggle by Federal troops to keep Confederate soldiers from crossing the river here during the Battle of Front Royal in 1862.  You can read the text of the marker on HMDB.org.

Old Bridge Abutment

Current Bridge where Routes 340 and 522 Cross the North Fork


11 comments:

  1. The split rail fence is certainly an all American fence! It's so new looking I can almost smell the pine shavings.

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  2. Looks like a lovely place with great fences. Have a great weekend.

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  3. This is another spot we pass while driving on 340 to Shenandoah. We have to check it out some day. I like the views of the river. Great fence finds. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Fabulous....a great, historical area....and an era I am always interested in reading about, plus viewing your images!!

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  5. looks nice and neat and some new fencing, too.

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  6. A pretty area. I find myself wondering what it would have been like a century and a half ago during that fight.

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  7. Beautiful place with an interesting history. Loved the post.

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  8. Fine historical site, good it's been recognized.

    And I'd like to go fishing there someday!
    ~

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  9. On this would be a lovely place to visit. B

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  10. Nice fences in the park. It's neat to have a place that is historical like this to visit.

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  11. The title of this post reminds me of the song. Signs Signs everywhere there's signs.

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