River Raisin - National Battlefield Park - Monroe, Michigan, USA.
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N 41° 54.655 W 083° 22.610
17T E 302875 N 4642617
Quick Description: The newest addition to the National Park System - River Raisin - National Battlefield Park - Michigan. The battle fought here on Jan 22, 1813 was one of the largest engagements of the War of 1812. Located at Monroe County, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2013 6:59:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMH8KA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member knightfly
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Long Description:
The Passport stamps are available in the Parks visitor centre.
The National parks Passport book is available for $8.

"As of March 30th, 2009, President Obama made the battlefield part of the National Park Service, and property was turned over in October, 2010.
There is free parking on the site for viewing the Battlefield Historical markers throughout the grounds.
Now open seven days a week: weekdays Monday- Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 National Park Service. Weekends Saturday- Sunday open 9- 5:00 p.m." Text Source: (visit link)


River Raisin Battle sparked the rallying cry of the War of 1812, “Remember the Raisin!”

This battle has also been called the Battle of Frenchtown. The battle sparked the rallying cry of the War of 1812, “Remember the Raisin”

"River Raisin is the site of the devastating January 1813 Battles of Frenchtown that occurred during the War of 1812. The battles typified the conflicting interest central to the war but, in the end, the killing and ransom of unprotected American prisoners galvanized America. The resulting polemical rally cry “Remember the Raisin” spurred America’s successful re-taking of the Northwest Territories." Text Source: (visit link)

"The River Raisin National Battlefield Park Visitor Center became a part of the National Park family in October 2010. The visitor center began operation in July 1990 through a co-operative effort between the Monroe County Historical Commission and the Monroe County Historical Society. In early 1991 the Visitors Center expanded with the building addition and exhibit renovation project. As part of this project new dioramas, two life sized vignettes, and a fibre optic map presentation explaining the battle were installed. The new additions have enabled the Visitors Center to fulfil its mission of interpreting the Battles and Massacre at the River Raisin and War of 1812 in the Old Northwest Territory." Text Source: (visit link)


Date Erected/Dedicated: October 2010

Who put it there? Private/Government?: National Parks Service.

Location/Address:
River Raisin National Park Visitor Center.
1403 East Elm Ave
Monroe, Michigan USA.

County/Province: monroe county

Website (related) if available: [Web Link]

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Photos Will Be Uploaded: yes
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: The River Raisin National Battlefield Park.

Name of System or Passport Program: Passport to National Parks. (Midwest Region)

Passport Available: Yes, for purchase

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
1403 E Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162, United States


Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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