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Grimsby in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole

 
 
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker
Inscription.  
We dedicate this flagpole to the
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial peace garden
in honour of the "Encounter at the Forty"
at this site on June 8, 1813, a turning point in
the War of 1812 by the United States and the British.
Also, to celebrate 200 years of peace and
prosperity that has existed between
Canada and the United States.

 
Erected 2010 by Grimsby Firefighters' Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1794.
 
Location. 43° 12.269′ N, 79° 33.181′ W. Marker is in Grimsby, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Elizabeth Street north of Lakeside Drive when traveling north. This historic marker is located at the northern end of Elizabeth Street, in a community lakeside park, affixed to a large stone, next to the park's flagpole. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grimsby ON L3M 3C2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forty Mile Creek (here, next to this marker); The War of 1812 (a few steps from this marker); Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Gazebo
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(a few steps from this marker); Fisheries in Grimsby (within shouting distance of this marker); Engagement at the Forty Mile Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); Grimsby Town Bell (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); First Town Meeting (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Colonel Robert Nelles 1761-1842 (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grimsby.
 
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker
View of historic marker affixed to a large rock.
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker
View of the historic marker situated next to the flag pole in the community park, with the mouth of 40 Mile Creek in the background.
Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Grimsby 1812 Bicentennial Flagpole Marker
View of the historic marker situated in the Grimsby War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden, next to the flagpole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 1, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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