By NANCY WHITAKER
FORT BROWN – The Fort Brown Bicentennial is set to begin at 10 a.m., June 29 and the program will have a patriotic theme.
Fort Brown is set on the banks of the confluence of the Auglaize and the Little Auglaize rivers in Paulding County. The fort is still in a quiet, rural setting with both rivers visible from the 1812 monument placed at the site in 1953. The location is on Road 171 about a mile north of Melrose.
The Jacob Stemple Chapter Daughters of the War of 1812 and the Oakwood community will be commemorating days over 200 years ago when soldiers of the War of 1812 served here under one flag. The United States flag in 1812 had 15 stars and 15 stripes; and was the official flag of the United States from 1795 until 1818.…