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The 250th anniversary of the attack on Fort Michilimackinac

Memorial Day signals the start of the summer tourist season in Michigan, and the Straits of Mackinac is a traditional favorite for thousands of people. One of the area’s top attractions is FortMichilimackinac, built by French fur traders in the early 1700's, and later turned into a British military outpost.

Each year, locals re-enact the era of colonial Michilimackinac, but 2013 marks an important milestone in its historic legacy.  Current State’s Kevin Lavery took a trip up north to learn more about the most dramatic event in the fort’s history.

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