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Residents celebrate Fort Brown bicentennial
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Saturday, June 29, 2013 3:26 PM

More than 100 area residents gathered along the banks of the Auglaize River at Fort Brown to commemorate the construction of the fort during the War of 1812.

The hour-long program was organized by the Jacob Stemple Chapter National Society United States Daughters of 1812. After a Laying of Wreaths ceremony, the group dedicated a new granite memorial bench “in grateful recognition of the significance of this site, especially in this bicentennial year.”

Guest speaker was Richard Rozevink, a historian from Defiance, who provided background of the site, the fort’s construction by Capt. William Brown, and descriptions from individuals who traveled past the site during the war.

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