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Fort Chippawa, 1791
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2004
Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010
Coordinates: N 43 03.775 W 79 03.021
The fortifications which stood on this site were built in 1791 to protect the southern terminus of the Niagara portage road, and serve as a forwarding depot for government supplies. Known also as Fort Welland, the main structure consisted of a log blockhouse surrounded by a stockade. During the War of 1812 several bloody engagements were fought in this vicinity including the bitterly contested Battle of Chippawa, July 5, 1814, and possession of the fort frequently changed hands. A barracks, storehouse, officers' quarters and earthworks were added in 1814-15, but shortly thereafter Fort Chippawa was abandoned and fell into decay.
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> Posted February 11, 2013
I was born in Chippawa in 1948 and lived there until 1971. The best place to grow up anywhere. I treasure the fond memories of Chippawa and swimming in the crick.
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