Daily Archives: June 25, 2012

War of 1812 re-enactors recall a forgotten invasion: The Battle of Frenchman’s Creek

About 45 re-enactors give Sunday’s crowd in Fort Erie a glimpse of the Battle of the Frenchman’s Creek, fought on Nov. 28, 1812. RAVEENA AULAKH/TORONTO STAR ___ Raveena Aulakh Staff reporter FORT ERIE, ONT.—It was the battle most people forgot. … Continue reading

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Cemetery walk retells stories of War of 1812

BY JESSICA SHOR BLADE STAFF WRITER Jack Schaffer talks about the life and death of Sylvanus Hatch, who is buried at the gravesite during a Fort Meigs Cemetery Walk hosted by the Way Public Library featuring re-enactors at the gravesites … Continue reading

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War of 1812 gets an app

The Windsor Star By Kristie PearceJune 25, 2012 Kyra Knapp shows off a brand new smart phone application that highlights the War of 1812 as part of the bicentennial celebration at Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre Saturday, June 24, 2012. Photograph … Continue reading

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Iowa’s War of 1812 society gets its national charter

desmoinesregister.com The Iowa chapter is tracking veterans of the war buried here. Jun 23, 2012   Attending the General Society of the War of 1812 charter ceremony were, from left, J.L. Van Dyke of Vining, Lance Edwards of Oskaloosa, Don … Continue reading

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War of 1812 hits the streets of Fort Erie for Grande Parade

  By John Law, Niagara Falls Review June 24, 2012 It was dubbed the ‘Largest Bicentennial Parade in North America,’ and for a few thousand people gathered along Lakeshore Road, it felt like 200 years of waiting. Sweaty spectators scrambled … Continue reading

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Book a chance to celebrate 1812 War history

Ken Peters Mon Jun 25 2012 There is nothing textbook about how Hamiltonians can celebrate the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. Mayor Bob Bratina officially launched Hamilton’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration Sunday. Hamilton is a member of the Western … Continue reading

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200 years later, War of 1812 offers lessons on sacrifice, freedom

Jun 24, 2012 The Associated Press This undated photo from Mackinac State Historic Parks shows cannon firing demonstrations by costumed interpreters at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island, an important site in the War of 1812. Lansing — The stories and … Continue reading

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War of 1812’s bicentennial bash

The Buffalo News By Marwa Eltagouri NEWS STAFF REPORTER June 24, 2012 Advertisement FORT ERIE, Ont. — Sandy Leppan of Fort Erie has made it her personal project to learn more about the War of 1812 — what she calls the … Continue reading

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