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Valley Forge

Norristown, Pennsylvania
County of Chester.
Norristown vicinity
National Register Number: 66000657
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - camp. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: PA- Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Valley Forge National Historical Park http://www.nps.gov/vafo/.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
The bitter winter endured here by Washington's ragged, hungry troops saw the emergence of a real American Army, risen from the battered and dispirited force which staggered into the camp on December 19, 1777. The military training and discipline imposed by General von Steuben at Valley Forge created a force which from that time on would meet its professional enemy on equal terms and at last defeat him.

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