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River Raisin National Battlefield Park

5/31/2011 Back in the car north into Michigan to Monroe and the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Although this has been a state site for a while it just a week ago opened officially in the NPS as a new unit. We saw a good lighted map display of the bloody War of 1812 battle between Americans and the British and Indians and checked out the static displays and dioramas. Outside we could view the battle area and read some (wordy) signage, but there really wasn’t much more to see so we hit the road back into Ohio.

The visitor center
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A nice diorama
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A cannon sled and signage
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