Friday, March 23, 2012

Post-War - The Effect Of The War Of 1812 On Michigan

From the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society's Historical collections, Volume 22:

From the organization of the [Michiganterritory in 1805 to the war of  1812-15, little progress was made, materially or morally.  The settled portion of the State continued to be a narrow strip along the Detroit river.
The war of 1812 brought an epoch in the history of the community.  In the first place it brought the presence of a large military force from Ohio and Kentucky, mostly of American birth and traditions, many of whom remained in the country permanently, and all of whom left an impress upon it.

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