Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

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Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

Postby FresnoBeach » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:30 pm

Most of you should remember the Fort Miller Blockhouse that stood in Roeding Park from 1944 - to the 1980s. In the 1990s, it was removed from Roeding Park and today it might be stored someplace? I guess the Table Mountain Rancheria people have it? It was supposed to be rebuilt near the Fort Miller Court House, is it there? I've not been there in a very long time. Also near the blockhouse was a painted gold Sherman tank that is located I think it's now at Eagle Field.
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Re: Fort Miller blockhouse is it lost?

Postby Dave » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:20 pm

I'd also be interested to know where the Blockhouse is. The gold tank that sat in front of the Blockhouse was not a Sherman, but actually a Stewart.

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Re: Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

Postby Lost Fresno » Sun May 10, 2015 11:00 am

I'm looking for the Fort Miller current location as well. It is an important part of old Fresno and I remember it when visiting the park as a child. I found a 1964 article about the history of the Fort and I'm sharing it here. The continued on page 2C photo is a little hard to follow was I has to cut it up a bit to fit our forum. If anyone has memories of their visits to the Fort, please share them here!
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Re: Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

Postby Guest » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:39 pm

IIRC, an article in the Bee several years back said the fort is currently dismantled and in storage someplace, but I'm not sure where. I also remember it and the tank in Roeding Park, as well as the fort having a small museum inside.

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Re: Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

Postby Lost Fresno » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Anybody ever ride the trolley to Roeding Park to see the Blockhouse?
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Re: Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

Postby Lost Fresno » Tue May 09, 2017 9:43 am

The blockhouse at its original location before it was moved to the park. I remember seeing it as a kid but it was only about half this size and had been repaired at that point.
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Re: Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

Postby Lost Fresno » Thu May 11, 2017 12:11 pm

Nice photo from a postcard showing how it looked after being restored and relocated to the park.
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Re: Fort Miller Blockhouse - Is it Lost?

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:50 pm

Table Mountain Rancheria has a lot of the old Fort Miller buildings. They were rebuilding the structures last I heard, but I don't know if they ever finished.


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