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Old February 26th, 2008, 01:35 PM
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Default Fort St. Louis

Marking the entrance to the France section, a replica of Fort St. Louis represented the age of French exploration and colonization. René Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle established the original fort in 1685 along the Lavaca River near Matagorda Bay and named it after the ruling king. Settlers and soldiers alike abandoned the place four years later after suffering raid after raid from the native Indians.

The replica, built from seven truckloads of rough timber, stood fifteen feet high. Three long poles attached to each other formed a door-like frame at the gate entrance. A long, oval wooden sign hung from the top reading "Fort St. Louis" in white letters. Inside the fort, a tall lookout post stood across from an old, weathered cannon. A wide, wooden stairway inside the post allowed kids to peer over the wall and view the river below. The entrance road split into two directions at this juncture. The pathway heading right led to the Modern America section while the other went to the star attraction.
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Old February 28th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Default Oh, say! Can you see ...?

And the fleur-de-lis-spangled banner,
Oh, long may it wave
O'er the Riverboat site
Near the old Spee-lunker Cave!

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:37 AM
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Uhhh... Alan, nobody can help you.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 01:34 AM
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I looked up one day and watched a rat run across the top of the Fort St. Louis sign.
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Old March 1st, 2008, 09:52 PM
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Default Wait for it ... wait for it ...

Must ... resist ... temptation to make ... River Rat joke ...

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Must ... resist ... temptation to make ... River Rat joke ...

It's no joke, my friend, that place was infested with critters. But can you blame them?
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Old March 30th, 2009, 12:37 PM
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They were probably just making their way to and from 'The Little Sausage House' that was directly behind the river indians in the war canoe. The back area was full of rats. On mornings when opening the stands, if you went into the back and turned on the light in the storage room, rats would scurry out and amongst the bags of chips. Despite all that...that Little Sausage house was one of my faves in the park. It was very quiet down there at night. A good place to hide.
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Are you sure hiding wasn't the only thing you were doing over there?
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Are you sure hiding wasn't the only thing you were doing over there?
I mentioned no accomplices did I? Ahem! I'll never tell.
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Old March 30th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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So, what your saying is that the rats weren't supposed to be live "animations"?

I thought they were supposed to be there.
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