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200th anniversary of Ft. Meigs second siege marked

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Hundreds turned out at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg to mark the 200th anniversary of the second siege of Fort Meigs.

Fort Meigs was critical in America's victory the War of 1812.

In addition to marking the important occasion, the even raised money to help support and maintain the historic site.

Ft. Meigs Director Rick Finch spoke about the importance of the fort in securing the young nation back in 1812.

"Ft. Meigs is really the turning point in the Western theater of war for the Americans. It had been nothing but defeat after defeat up until Ft. Meigs is built. it's successfully defended twice and then it ushered in a series of American victories which secured this area for US control."

They raised about 75,000 at Saturday's gala. The money will be used for improvements and children's programs.

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