Category Archives: Forts

Fort Garland

Fort Garland, in south central Colorado was an active military post for 25 years, from 1858 to 1883. It was built to protect settlers from Indians. Nothing much happened there. The highlights, such as they are: In March, 1862, Colorado … Continue reading

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Nothing particularly amazing ever happened at Fort Vancouver, but the site has had a long and varied history. I started my tour at the Pearson Air Museum, an old hangar for what used to be an Army air base — … Continue reading

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Fort Recovery

In 1791, a confederacy of Indian tribes, encouraged and supported by the British, attacked settlements in the Northwest Territories. Territorial Governor Arthur St. Clair led a poorly-trained and poorly-equipped army of militia from Fort Washington (now Cincinnati) into the region … Continue reading

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Fort Miamis

Fort Miamis was built by the British in 1794 to block General Wayne’s route to Fort Detroit. When Wayne campaigned against the Indians, the British offered no help as Wayne defeated the Indians at nearby Fallen Timbers. The fort was … Continue reading

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