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Like this year's War of 1812 festivities? You would have loved the centennial

Anonymous • Sep 14, 2012 at 12:19 PM

This week on the Sandusky History blog, we learn about the centennial of the War of 1812 festivities — which included visits from some of America's top politicians at the time.

"One of the earliest events was on August 30th, when power boat races were held. On August 31st some of the more prominent attendees were announced. President Taft came and stayed a few days and also gave a speech on September 10th at Put in Bay. The governors from Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Michigan attended. A doctor from Toronto, staff from the U.S. Navy, as well as ambassadors, judges, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the War of 1812 also were there. On September 7th it was announced that people from the Camp Perry training center would be attending the festivities."

Keep reading HERE.

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