Daily Archives: August 7, 2012

We’re commemorating the War of 1812 bicentennial with a free display

U.S. National Archives We’re commemorating the War of 1812 bicentennial with a free display of a restored sail drawing of the USS Constitution. Sail maker Charles Ware drew the ship with all its sails unfurled in 1817. You may know … Continue reading

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Events Navy Week – Milwaukee, WI: August 8 – 13, 2012

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The Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Detroit

The Detroit News Tuesday, Sep 4 6:00p to 8:00p at Waterfront Plaza of the GM Winter Gardens at the Ren Cen, Detroit, MI Celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in a series of special events Sept. 4-10. The … Continue reading

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Roots to Boots Festival attracts an estimated 40,000

  By Ron Giofu, Amherstburg Echo Monday, August 6, 2012 9:40:13 EDT PM Re-enactors portraying Chief Tecumseh (left) and General Brock (right) exchange gifts during a staging of Brock’s Landing Sunday, August 5 in Navy Yard Park. The re-enactment was … Continue reading

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Businesses reap benefits of thousands of Roots to Boots visitors

By Dave Jewell Monday, August 6, 2012 8:58:51 EDT PM Lord Amherst Public House was packed Sunday during the Bicentennial celebrations. Local businesses were reporting strong sales during the Roots to Boots Festival. (Photo by Dave Jewell) ______________ AMHERSTBURG — … Continue reading

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Residents, visitors kept busy during three-day Roots to Boots Festival

  Monday, August 6, 2012 9:29:21 EDT PM Re-enactors, including the Provincial Marine, participate in the Capture of the Cuyahoga re-enactment Sunday, August 5 on the Detroit River. This was one of many re-enactments on the weekend. _____________  AMHERSTBURG — … Continue reading

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War of 1812 comes to life

  By Vicki Gough, Chatham Daily News Tuesday, August 7, 2012 8:39:58 EDT AM WHEATLEY – A woman standing on a beach here was overheard telling her grandchild, “this really happened.”It was music to the ears of over 40 amateur … Continue reading

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‘The Town That Fooled The British’ In The War of 1812, Prepares For Bicentennial

        By: Tara Boyle // August 6, 2012 St. Michaels is known as “the town that fooled the British” for its role in the War of 1812. It’s been 200 years since the start of the War … Continue reading

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