Unlike the Great Clock of the interior, the portico clockface does not have a minute hand.
When Jefferson was living on the plantation, a bell rang on the hour and could be heard for approximately five miles.
The star-shaped fort was constructed by the French between 17 to protect the lake from British forces approaching from the south.
Originally called Fort Carillon, it was renamed Fort Ticonderoga when the British captured the stronghold in 1759.
In 1794 he began to rebuild the structure, blending his own architectural style with his favorite European designs.
Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours.13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars; the 50 stars represent the 50 states, the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies; the blue stands for loyalty, devotion, truth, justice, and friendship; red symbolizes courage, zeal, and fervency, while white denotes purity and rectitude of conduct; commonly referred to by its nickname of Old Glory The front view of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's plantation home, near Charlottesville, Virginia.The third president of the United States completed the original house in 1772.After the fort was captured by an American force led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in May 1775, its cannon were transported to Boston where their deployment on Dorchester Heights forced the British to evacuate the city in March 1776.Mount Defiance in New York state on Lake Champlain overlooks Fort Ticonderoga 1.6 km (1 mi) to the southwest.The portico clockface reflects the time on the Great Clock in the entrance hall interior of the house.The Great Clock with its two faces was considered to be sophisticated technology for its time.Cannon in Fort Ticonderoga facing north towards Lake Champlain.The fort was constructed by the French between 17 to protect the lake from British forces approaching from the south.This was the principal trade route between the Hudson River Valley and the French-controlled Saint Lawrence River Valley.Cannon at Fort Ticonderoga in New York state facing north towards Lake Champlain.