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Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures

 

—Putnam Memorial State Park —

 
Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
1. Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures Marker
Inscription. With the exception of the Bake Oven, which produced bread for camp, the identity and locations of numerous other buildings on the upper level is uncertain. We know that the Bake Oven was located in this ravine. It needed water from the stream flowing near it.
Other buildings on the upper level: Carpenters, Shoemakers, Taylors, Soap Boilers, Quarter Guards and Sulters.
 
Erected 2009 by Friends & Neighbors of Putnam Park. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 41° 20.363′ N, 73° 23.046′ W. Marker is in Redding, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker can be reached from Putnam Park Road (Connecticut Route 58) near Connecticut Route 107, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Putnam Memorial State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Redding CT 06896, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cemetery / Command Officer’s Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Company Street (Fireback Row) (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Monument (about 400 feet away); Lake McDougall (about 500 feet away); Barlow Circle
Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
2. Bake Oven and Upper Level Structures Marker
(about 700 feet away); Museum (about 700 feet away); Putnam Memorial State Park (about 800 feet away); Charles Burr Todd (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Redding.
 
Also see . . .  Putnam Memorial State Park, “Connecticut’s Valley Forge” by the Friends & Neighbors of P. (Submitted on January 25, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Ruins of the Bake Oven image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 23, 2010
3. Ruins of the Bake Oven
These stones are possibly the remnants of the Bake Oven. A stream flows at the left edge of the photo. The back of the marker is left of center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 768 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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