Thursday, September 22, 2011

Springfield Armory!

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Hi everyone. This week, my family had to take a trip up to Massachusetts. While we were there, we decided to stop at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. It was the first national armory, started under George Washington's command in 1794. I decided to do their Junior Ranger program to learn more about their site.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

The machine behind me in this photo is a lathe, which was used to make muskets. The Springfield armory made 300,000 muskets during the Civil War- up to 1,000 muskets per day! The site was pretty interesting, but it was a bit scary to be around all the different weapons.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

There were so many different kinds of muskets to learn about. Luckily, the rangers made the program fun. I did a word search and a few worksheets about the armory. I was proud to earn my Junior Ranger badge!

6 comments:

  1. Wow Inky, you are collecting badges left and right! How many do you have now?

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  2. So cool, Inky! What a neat thing to learn about.

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  3. Congratulations on your new Junior Ranger badge, Inky! I would have been a little scared to be around all those weapons too, I think. I like your hair ties!

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  4. Omg. This is the one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time.

    -Bit

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  5. Congrats on your Junior Ranger badge, Inky!
    I love the places you visit! Up to 1,000 muskets per day? Wow! That's so cool! I think I need one of those to get my human away from my candies, muahahaha!

    Love you lots!
    Ava

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  6. That looks so cool, and I want to get a Junior Ranger Badge there, too!
    This is toatlly off subject, but I was reading some of the older posts and I noticed ther was a "gray market" table in Utah? Are there any like that in NYC???? That lokked awesome!!!!

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