Let me preface this by saying, these are (almost) all exterior pictures. I went down to Fort Gibson to take pictures last spring and took a TON of the rooms and whatnot. This time when I went (last Tuesday), I got there only to learn they were getting ready for some renovations and practically none of the rooms were set up with furnitures so they could begin on repairs. So either A. I’ll have to drag my husband back there again OR B. I’ll have to find my old pictures.
But, without being able to take pictures of some of the rooms of the fort, I was able to get some of the exterior.
Commanding Officers’ cabins (such as Colonel Lewis and General Ridgely). That is actually two residences, a home on each side.
Commissary–the building referenced when Allison jumps out of the stage coach. This is now a museum.
The following four are from inside the bakery.
This is standing in front of the officer’s lounge and looking down. What all the doors on the left would be are offices for the officers and a little further down would be where the unmarried officers would bunk–four to a room and two to a bed.
Side view of the watch tower/blockhouse.
Exterior shot of the officer’s dining hall.
Interior shot of the officer’s dining hall. There were some chairs, but mostly benches all set up doing down the row.
An alley between two sections of the fort. There are these little walkways in all four “sides” of the square and by each blockhouse/watch tower.
Things found inside the jail:
Use your imagination…
Ball and chain
It was actually very common for men who were published at the fort to have to wear a sign around their neck proclaiming their crime.
The men’s rations–lye soap, beans, bread, sugar, salt, vinegar, bag.
And if you’ve been wondering what a shako looks like….
Commissioned and Commanding Officers hats.
This wasn’t from the exact period, as in the 1840s the feather on the top was actually red!
I hope you enjoyed these and