Fort Mott State ParkThe parados (Spanish for rear door) is the earthen hill adjacent to the gun battery. It serve as a shield against gunfire from the rear. Construction of the moat and parados at Fort Mott began in 1897 and took over two years to complete. The earth used to build the parados came from digging the moat; 44,500 cubic yards of earth, over 200,000 tons, was moved with grapples, wheelbarrows, and shovels. The work was grueling. Each man was expected to move nearly five tons of earth daily for a wage of $1.25. Once completed, the parados was 20 feet wide at the top and extended the entire 750-foot length of the main fortification wall.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 9:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 452736 N 4383986|
|Decimal Degrees||39.60431667, -75.55053333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 36.259', W 75° 33.032'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 36' 15.54" N, 75° 33' 1.92" W|
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|Area Code(s)||609, 856|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 454 Fort Mott Rd, Pennsville Township NJ 08070, US|
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