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This was the first of four French forts built by Marin and Boishebert in Northwestern Pennsylvania to protect their claim to the Ohio Valley . Built in 1753 the fort overlooking the bay was 120 ft. square with squared log wall 12 - 15 ft. high wit…
After the French left, the British Fort was built by Major Rodgers in 1760 on the site of the old French Fort. It had a different configuration consisting of a stockade enclosure with a blockhouse, the second story of which extended all around, lo…
Native American influence on this area of northwestern Pennsylvania pre-date the 1492 encounter by at least 13,500 years.
Erie County is named after its first known inhabitants, the Erie Nation.
The Erie Nation, also known as the Cat Nation,…
Erie HeritageParade Street Memorial——-This site createdTo honorErie's birthplaceBy theGreater ErieBicentennial Commission
The American Fort was built a few blocks east of the French and British forts on a bluff behind the current Soldiers and Sailors Home. It was erected in July 1795 by a detail of General Anthony Wayne's soldiers commanded by Captain Bissel. The for…
The Ariel, Porcupine,Scorpion and Tigress,gunboats of Commodore Perry,in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sep. 10, 1813,were built on the bay front, 100 yards northof this spot, early in the same year.
Cascade Creek is the last of Erie's three original creeks. Its western location saved it from being completely compromised by urbanization. Cascade Creek flows along the bayfront parkway and into a delta behind the western dock. In 1813, Daniel Do…
The Lawrence and Niagara, Flagships of Commodore Perry,in the Battle of Lake Erie, Sep. 10, 1813, were built on the bay front, 100 yards north of this spot, early in the same year.
Site ofFrench Fort de la Presqu'Isle - 1753British Fort Presque Isle - 1760
In Memory ofGeneral Anthony WayneWho Died Here Dec. 15th, 1796