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Fort Meigs Collection
Description: This photograph shows people gathered at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio, possibly during the fort's centennial in 1913. A large crowd of people is gathered near a light-colored tent on the banks of the Maumee River, seen in the background. Several other tents are visible. A tall, light-colored obelisk Several horse-drawn buggies and carriages are on the road or parked beside it. A bicycle is propped against a fence. Women are wearing long skirts and blouses (or long dresses) typical of feminine attire in the 1910s. A U.S. flag and a tall, light-colored obelisk also are visible. Fort Meigs, completed in 1813 in the midst of the War of 1812, was a strategic fortification along the banks of the Maumee River in present-day Perrysburg, Ohio. The fort withstood two British sieges in 1813 and became a turning point in the war in favor of the American forces. Today, the fort is the largest reconstructed wooden-walled fort in the United States and is an Ohio Historical Society site as well as a National Historic Landmark. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06158
Subjects: Fort Meigs (Ohio); United States--History--War of 1812; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Centennial celebrations
Places: Perrysburg (Ohio); Wood County (Ohio)