Daily Archives: October 19, 2012

Take home a piece of history

NiagaraThisWeek Melinda Cheevers | Oct 18, 2012 – 1812-themed prints on sale at NOTL library Take home a piece of history. Tony Chisholm and John Mather from the Town’s War of 1812 Committee hold up one of Chisholm’s framed photography … Continue reading

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You Can’t Escape the War of 1812

Grants and historians revive this old conflict At two centuries distant, the War of 1812 is unlikely to sweep away your sons, sink your boat, burn your barn or your nation’s capital. It will, however, invade your consciousness. It’s inevitable. … Continue reading

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Local historian to discuss the misunderstood war

This year is the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, but it hasn’t gotten much notice. By Don Steele Oct. 18, 2012 6 a.m. DODGE CITY — This year is the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, but … Continue reading

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Western New York Heritage Commemorates the War of 1812

Buffalo Rising By Matthew Biddle: Just over two hundred years ago, the War of 1812 was well underway, and the Battle of Queenston Heights raged atop the Niagara Escarpment. By the time the battle ended, the American army was forced … Continue reading

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Sailabration drew more than 1.5 million visitors

The Baltimore Sun By Jamie Smith HopkinsOctober 18, 2012 Baltimore’s weeklong Star-Spangled Sailabration in June drew more than 1.5 million people — some 435,000 from out of state — and had an estimated $166 million in economic impact on the … Continue reading

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Historian to lecture on War of 1812

By Monica Jimenez Wicked Local Lincoln Posted Oct 18, 2012 Courtesy photo Suffolk University professor and history department chairman Robert Allison will speak about the War of 1812 at Bemis Hall in Lincoln on Sunday, Oct. 21. A lecture on … Continue reading

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Got ideas for Battle of New Orleans bicentennial?

JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press October 18, 2012 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Park Service is holding the first of four meetings to hear what people interested in the War of 1812 would like to see for the 150th anniversary … Continue reading

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War of 1812 Battle of Queenston Heights Historic Re-enactment

from Peter Mykusz October 13, 2012 marked the 200th anniversary of the historic Battle of Queenston Heights. History became alive as visitors were treated to historic interpreters, military demonstrations, tour of Brock’s Monument, music, period merchants and the re-enactment of … Continue reading

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