The Derby Day Fundraiser will help continue the stabilization of the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range.
The Fort Caswell Rifle Range was built in 1918 for small arms training of soldiers “in view of the immediate necessity for instruction of men destined for over-seas duty” in World War I.
You can read more about the history of the rifle range here or click on the History tab at the top of the website.
The stabilization effort began seven years ago. What followed includes the long process of identifying the structure, raising funds, applying for and receiving placement on the National Register of Historic Places, forming a non-profit, removing trees, shoring the walls, soil tests, and inspections by engineers.
A group of Boy Scouts recently spent two days working on the structure.
You can read more about the stabilization effort here or click on the Stabilization tab at the top of the website. Newer developments are shown at the top of the journal. An update has been added detailing this week’s meeting.
Click here for more information about the Derby Day Fundraiser to support the 1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range.