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Oldest European Fort in the Inland U.S. Discovered in Appalachians
July 23, 2013
The remains of the earliest European fort in the interior of what is now the United States--Fort San Juan built in 1567 by Spanish Captain Juan Pardo--have been discovered in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, providing archaeologists new insight into the start of the U.S. colonial era.
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