George Pickett’s Commute

Here’s another piece of content that may appear alongside an IslandHistories.com story about Fort Bellingham! I took this footage that traces the modern journey from the approximate site of Fort Bellingham to still-standing “Pickett House” in Bellingham’s Lettered Streets neighborhood to give an idea of the distance between the two. Pickett, as the commanding officer, enjoyed certain privileges that his subordinates did not, even as he would end up experiencing personal tragedy in the old town of Whatcom.

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