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Detroit's historic Fort Wayne

Author: James E Conway; David F Jamroz
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., ©2007.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Located on a strategic bend of the Detroit river, historic Fort Wayne has guarded the international strait separating Detroit from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, since the 1840s. It is Detroit's third and last fort built to control the use of the key connecting waterway in the Great Lakes system. The fort is located on 96 acres, Since the 1970s, 83 acres, the star fort, and many buildings have been operated as a museum  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E Conway; David F Jamroz
ISBN: 9780738551128 0738551120
OCLC Number: 141187281
Description: 127 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Detroit City on the straits --
Defending the straits --
Building Fort Wayne --
Civil War years --
Garrison life --
Detroit's social center --
Arsenal of democracy --
Cold War years --
Place of Refuge --
Historic Fort Wayne.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: James Conway and David F. Jamroz.
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"Located on a strategic bend of the Detroit river, historic Fort Wayne has guarded the international strait separating Detroit from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, since the 1840s. It is Detroit's third and last fort built to control the use of the key connecting waterway in the Great Lakes system. The fort is located on 96 acres, Since the 1970s, 83 acres, the star fort, and many buildings have been operated as a museum and recreation site by the City of Detroit"--Page 7.

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