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Photography of Homer L. Shantz

Blockhouse

Contributor: 
The University of Arizona Herbarium
Creator: 
Homer Leroy Shantz
Description: 
Angular stem leafy plant, Agave, Cotyledon, and English block house used during the Boer War. It is hexagonal, about 16 ft. across - had port holes - one narrow low entrance and a large water tank. The roof also afforded a parapet for use in firing - with portholes. Built of stone. This one also had an additional wall around it and small stone wall farther down the hill. [Shantz travel journal, Sep. 16, 1919]
Format: 
image/jpeg
Language: 
English
Title: 
azu_shantz_19190916_36286_m
Created: 
1919-09-16
City: 
Prieska
City Then: 
Prieska
Continent: 
Africa
Country: 
South Africa
Country Then: 
South Africa
Province: 
Northern Cape
Is this item in the public domain?: 
No