Saturday, September 8, 2018

September 9: Closing the Speaker Series with Ken Sowards! Fort Loramie, the Topic!

Sunday, September 9, 3:00, Fort Recovery Museum Community Room
      In 1769 Pierre Loramie, a French-Canadian fur trader (a Jesuit missionary?) built a trading post just north of the present-day village of Fort Loramie. Loramie traded in furs with the Wyandotte and Shawnee Indian tribes. During the 1782 campaign of General George Rogers Clark, Col. Benjamin Logan led an attack on the trading post, and Fort Loramie was burned to the ground.
     After the Treaty of Greeneville, General Wayne ordered a fort built at the site of Loramie’s store to protect the settlers in west Ohio. What an interesting history Fort Loramie enjoys, and no one knows more about it than history enthusiast and expert, Ken Sowards. Thanks to patrons and the Fort Recovery Community Foundation, all speaker presentations are free!