signed and numbered limited-edition print
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26 1/2" x 17 3/4"
$150 plus $15 s&h
By the middle of the 18th century, activity in the Champlain Valley area
increased, as both France and Great Britain laid claim to this beautiful
valley with its crystal clear lakes. The English pushed as far north as
the lower end of Lake George and built Fort William Henry. The French
came down from Montreal to Crown Point, where they built Fort St.
Frederic, then continued south and built Fort Carillon at Ticonderoga.
War parties, explorers, traders and armies passed up and down the lakes
in a steady stream, camping on the islands whenever possible to avoid
detection from the mainland. A hunting party from Ticonderoga makes camp
on an island sanctuary. As they finish their meal, two exhausted, hungry
warriors who had been separated from the group finally meet up with
their companions. As they draw closer, the sight of their friends and
the smell of roasted venison and pipe tobacco remind them of a simpler,
more quiet time.