Signal Hill

By | Sep 15, 2015

Today when Signal Hill is mentioned one usually thinks of a hill where TV or Radio stations have their transmission towers. There is also a community of Signal Hill in California.

In the mid 18th century Signal Hill is the location of the last North American Battle of the Seven Years War or as it was known in North American the French and Indian War.

The French and Indian War is so named because in North America the British were fighting the French and the Indians. But it was a major war between European countries and lasted from 1756 to to 1763.

Signal Hill is a hill which overlooks the city of St. John’s, Newfoundland and located on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula. The hill was the location of fortifications since the 1600s. It had a nice overlook of the harbor.

The hill was originally call “The Lookout” and was renamed by British Lieutenant Colonel William Amherst since signally occurred from the hill. Flag communication between land and sea would take place there from the 1600s into the 20th Century

The Battle of Signal Hill was a small skirmish that began at dawn on on September 15, 1762, in which the French surrendered St. John’s to the British.


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