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Fort Pike is a 19th*century fort built in the honor of Brigadier General Zebulon Montgomery Pike. It was the year 1818 when the fort was first constructed but it was not until 1826, seven years later that it was finished. The fort was built to guard the United States against reinvasion attempts of Britain, and was under the charge of the Louisiana Continental Guard.
In 1890, Fort Pike was left desolate and was later acknowledged by the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Despite of going through at least two major wars, the citadel of Fort Pike remains intact. However, the fort was greatly damaged when the country was struck by the hurricane Katrina in 2005. Three years later, it was again assaulted by the hurricane Gustav, which closed the fort temporarily. In 2009, the fort was reopened but was still undergoing major repairs.
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