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Besides the iconic staircase at Fort Bellefontaine, there is also a spring that legends claim served as a water source for Lewis and Clark’s expedition.

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Back up on top of the bluff, past the staircase, there is a small pavilion. Remaining wood evidence suggests that it was once enclosed with a roof and windows.

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This small building below is supposedly made from stones from the actual fort, which played such a critical role in the expansion of the United States west of the Mississippi River.

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  1. John Mayer says:

    Yes it once was enclosed. I played in it as a kid in the early 1960s when the Ryan family lived in a house at that location. The house was facing the stairway and located on the road. It was fun to slide in the ice in those fountain areas of the staircase in the winter.

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