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From: "Pat and Brian" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Fort Michilimackinac (Records)
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2006 21:04:49 -0500
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Does anyone know where one can, today, find records of marriages, births,
deaths that took place THERE around 1785-1800??????
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From: "chuber" <>
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 7:23 PM
Subject: [Q-R] Fort Michilimackinac
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> Fort Michilimackinac was an 18th century French, and later British, fort
> trading post in the Great Lakes of North America. Built around 1715, it
> located along the southern shore of the strategic Straits of Mackinac
> connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, at the northern tip of the lower
> peninsula of the present-day state of Michigan in the United States. The
> site of the fort in present-day Mackinaw City is a National Historic
> Landmark and is now preserved as an open-air historical museum.
> The primary purpose of the fort was not military, but rather as a link in
> the French trading post system that stretched from the Mississippi River
> through the Illinois Country to the St. Lawrence River. The fort served as
> supply for traders in the western Great Lakes.
> The French had first established a presence in the Straits of Mackinac in
> 1671 when Father Marquette established a Jesuit mission at present-day St.
> Ignace. In 1683, they augmented the mission with Fort de Buade. In 1701,
> Sieur de Cadillac moved the French garrison to Fort Detroit and closed the
> mission. By 1715, however, the French built Fort Michilimackinac to
> re-establish a presence along the Straits of Mackinac.
> The French relinquished the fort, along with their territory in Canada, to
> the British in 1761 following their loss in the French and Indian War.
> Although British continued to operate the fort as a major trading post,
> Ojibwe and Chippewa in the region resented British policies as harsh. On
> June 2, 1763, as part of the larger movement known as Pontiac's Rebellion,
> group of Ojibwe staged a game of baaga'adowe (lacrosse) outside the fort
> a ruse to gain entrance. After gaining entrance to the fort, they killed
> most of the British inhabitants and held the fort for a year before the
> British retook it.
> The British eventually deemed the wooden fort on the mainland too
> to attack, and in 1781 they built Fort Mackinac, a limestone fort on
> Mackinac Island. Fort Michilimackinac was abandoned after the move.
> The fort grounds were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960. It
> a popular tourist attraction as part of Colonial Michilimackinac State
> in Mackinaw City. The site has numerous restored historical wooden
> structures and is considered the most extensively excavated early French
> archaeological site in the United States.
> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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