Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

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Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad
Fort Nuestra Señora de la Soledåd - Umatac, Guam - DSC00948.JPG
Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad is located in Guam
Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad
Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad
Nearest city Umatac, Guam
Coordinates 13°17′36″N 144°39′27″E / 13.29333°N 144.65750°E / 13.29333; 144.65750Coordinates: 13°17′36″N 144°39′27″E / 13.29333°N 144.65750°E / 13.29333; 144.65750
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built c.1802-1819
NRHP Reference # 74002042[1]
Added to NRHP October 18, 1974

Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, near Umatac, Guam, is a fortification built by the Spanish probably between 1802 and 1819. It was the fourth of four fortifications that protected an anchorage for Spanish galleons transiting between Acapulco, Mexico and the Philippines, a route that fell out of use in 1815 with Mexican independence.

Cannons - Fort Nuestra Señora de la Soledåd - Umatac, Guam - DSC00958.JPG

The fort has been damaged by treasure-hunters; it was made into a park following World War II. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ David T. Lotz (January 8, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Fort Nuestra Senora de la Soledad" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying photos

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