Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

War of 1812 State Bicentennial Commission commemorates conflict, its implications

 The Mining Journal July 25, 2012 By JACKIE STARK – Journal Staff WriterMARQUETTE – As the bicentennial of the War of 1812 continues to pass, some Michiganders are ensuring it doesn’t pass unnoticed. Northern Michigan University History Professor and Department … Continue reading

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British and American Forces Clash at Fort William Historical Park

Tension is in the air. British and American forces are mustering in their encampments around the Fort FORT WILLIAM – Fort William Historical Park will be reverberating with the roar of cannons, muskets, and other booming pyrotechnics during its War … Continue reading

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Ripley bicentennial activities start with sports

Ledger Independent   WENDY MITCHELL July 27, 2012 Col. James Poage tombstone’s tombstone is located in the Old Ripley Cemetery. RIPLEY, Ohio | As plans for its bicentennial emerge, the history of Ripley has become more than a stop on … Continue reading

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Dakota Nation honoured for War of 1812 contributions

July 28th 2012 Published on July 27, 2012 Tyler Clarke  Herald photo by Tyler ClarkeWahpeton Dakota Nation Chief, Dr. Leo Omani, is seen donning both a blanket given to him and the 1812 King George III British Pre-Confederation Treaty Medal. … Continue reading

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Calling all artists – The ’1812 Bicentennial Expressions Community Event’ wants your help

NIAGARA -ON-THE-LAKE – Residents will soon have the opportunity to express their interpretations of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration through their own artistic talents.The “1812 Bicentennial Expressions Community Event” is a joint venture with the Town and the 1812 … Continue reading

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Tall ship from one war commemorates another

portlanddailysun.me Written by David Carkhuff From two wars comes one tall ship. A World War II-era German tall ship, the Barque Eagle, looms over Portland Harbor this weekend. Oddly, perhaps, it arrived as part of a War of 1812 Bicentennial … Continue reading

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Neglected War of 1812 gravesites may get a federal sprucing-up after all

Friday July 27, 2012 VINCE TALOTTA/TORONTO STAR Matthew Wilkinson, historian at Heritage Mississauga, tracks down the final resting places of War of 1812 veterans, including this gravesite of Aaron Silverthorn at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery in Mississauga. Jacques Gallant Staff … Continue reading

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