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This day in our history
Provided by the Fort Erie Museum

1814 - The militia hospital closes at the fort and all sick and wounded are sent to Buffalo. This was the last medical facility at Historic Fort Erie. (Snake Hill: An Investigation of a Military Cemetery from the War of 1812, Susan Pfeiffer and Ronald F. Williamson eds., Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1991, p. 53)

1844 - A hurricane, centering on the lower Great Lakes, brings storm surges of 9 to 13 feet and causes widespread devastation. (Don Anger, “Port's Lost Island,” Inport News, June 28, 2006, p. 5)

1924 - St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, Gilmore Road is officially dedicated. (FEHM Archives, Many Voices, Fort Erie, Ont.: Fort Erie Museum Board, 1996, p. 200)

1947 - Internationally known violinist, Leona Flood is scheduled to give a concert at Fort Erie High School. (FEHM Files, Times-Review)



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