Detroit's Historic Fort Wayne, Michigan (Images of America Series)
  • Detroit's Historic Fort Wayne, Michigan (Images of America Series)
  • Detroit's Historic Fort Wayne, Michigan (Images of America Series)

Detroit's Historic Fort Wayne, Michigan (Images of America Series)

by James Conway, David F. Jamroz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0738551120

ISBN-13: 9780738551128

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC


Michigan's historic Fort Wayne, located on the narrowest point of the Detroit River, is named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne. The fort was built in the 1840s to protect Detroit from British invasion following the strife of the 1838 Patriot War in Canada. Originally constructed of earth and wood, the fortifications were rebuilt in masonry…  See more details below

Overview


Michigan's historic Fort Wayne, located on the narrowest point of the Detroit River, is named for Revolutionary War hero Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne. The fort was built in the 1840s to protect Detroit from British invasion following the strife of the 1838 Patriot War in Canada. Originally constructed of earth and wood, the fortifications were rebuilt in masonry during the Civil War, but the fort has never mounted cannons, as peace came to the international border and remains to this day. Fort Wayne has served the military as a training center, home to infantry regiments, supply depot, prisoner of war camp, and major induction center. It was a source of work for the unemployed during the Great Depression, a place of confinement during the Red Scare of 1920, and home for those displaced by civil unrest in Detroit during the 1960s. The fort continues to invite people to its riverfront view, not as soldiers but as guests, to enjoy community events on its broad parade fields and to learn about those who lived, drilled, and worked there.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738551128
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,363,918
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Detroit City on the Straits     9
Defending the Straits     15
Building Fort Wayne     23
Civil War Years     45
Garrison Life     55
Detroit's Social Center     85
Arsenal of Democracy     91
Cold War Years     101
Place of Refuge     109
Historic Fort Wayne     115

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >