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Famous Michigan Fort

Photograph taken at Fort Michilmackinac in Mackinaw City, Michigan.

Colonial Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City,, Michigan, was originally built by the French in 1714-1715 to control the fur trade and European development of the upper Great Lakes.  You can visit the restored fort today to experience life at this outpost in the wilds of colonial America.

(Courtesy of the Colonial Fort Michilimackinac Web site)

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