Connection to Town

Connection to Town (HM1CM0)

Location: Amherstburg, ON 92008 Essex County
Country: Canada

N 42° 6.358', W 83° 6.835'

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Connection to Town

Fort Malden (originally called Fort Amherstburg) was the anchor of the town, which grew to the south. In this view, you are looking past the parade grounds of the fort (now a park) down Dalhousie Street towards the location of the naval dockyard. Over the years, much of the economic activity of the town of Amherstburg was generated by the need to feed, supply and amuse several hundred soldiers and their families.

Entries from an 1810 account book kept by a local merchant reveal the kinds of purchases military men might make in the town - everything from gun flints to blankets.

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Le fort Malden (appel? ? l'origine fort Amherstburg) ?tait la pierre angulaire de la ville, qui s'agrandit vers le sud. De cette perspective, vous regardez au-del? de la place d'armes du fort (maintenant un parc) en descendant la rue Dalhousie vers l'emplacement du chantier naval. ? une certaine ?poque, la plupart des activit ?conomiques de la ville d'Amherstburg visaient ? nourrir, approvisionner et amuser plusieurs centaines de soldats et leurs familles.

Les entr?es d'un livre de comptes datant de 1810 tenu par un marchand local r?v?lent les types d'achats que les militaires auraient pu faire dans le village - un peu de tout, de pierres ? fusil ? des couvertures.
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HM NumberHM1CM0
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Placed ByParks Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 325217 N 4663704
Decimal Degrees42.10596667, -83.11391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.358', W 83° 6.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 21.48" N, 83° 6' 50.10" W
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Area Code(s)760, 619, 858, 909
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 28-52 Fort Malden Dr, Amherstburg ON 92008, CA
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