2012 will mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Remember when you were a kid in school and you read about Dolly Madison grabbing the presidential paintings and saving them from a burning Washington D.C? Well that’s only a small part of the story. One of the bloodiest battles of this war took place in southeast Michigan. Politicians, members of the Monroe County Historical Society and Monroe County Historical Museum, volunteers, and members of adjoining state and Canadian committees are hard at work to create a trail that identifies major sites of the War of 1812. People in Monroe have worked extra hard at getting the River Raisin Battlefield designated as a national park. Looks like that may happen soon.
Read article by Free Press staff writer Joe Rossiter here