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Anton Ryzbak03 Jul 2019 5:13 a.m. PST


Last summer I visited Fort Michilimackinac at the Straits of Mackinac. This is a reconstruction of the Colonial era fort and trading post. The Parks Service have done an exemplary job with this location. Take a look if you are interested in such things (warning this is very picture-heavy) link

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 6:14 a.m. PST

Great post Anton – nice pictures.

As a kid growing up in Pontiac Michigan I remember learning in school about the battle of Fort Michilimackinac. Great plan by the Indians to capture the fort. My class even did a little play on the battle! Hitting the ball into the open door of the fort and rushing in to retrieve it, then attacking the garrison!!

On June 2, 1763, as part of the larger movement known as Pontiac's Rebellion, a group of Ojibwe staged a game of baaga'adowe (a forerunner of modern lacrosse) outside the fort as a ruse to gain entrance. After entering the fort, they killed most of the British inhabitants.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 11:31 a.m. PST

Plan on seeing again this Fall. Always a "must see" whenever I'm up there.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 4:43 p.m. PST

Very nice photos and summary.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2019 7:40 p.m. PST

Thanks for posting.

Weddier04 Jul 2019 8:40 p.m. PST

I have been several times. Long ago, as a kid, I went and they were excavating about half the fort, and the walls had picture windows in them so you could see the dig. Both Michilimacinac and Ft. Mackinaw on the island are well worth a visit.

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 12:47 p.m. PST

I liked the way that once the archaeologists finished they once then do the reconstruction of the building.

The 19thC fort is also worth a visit.

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