A Climate For War

A Climate For War (HM2ED8)

Location: Erie, PA 16507 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 9.281', W 80° 5.449'

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What was the War of 1812?America declared war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. The conflict lasted for over two years. Many historians believe that the war was the inevitable outcome of Britain's continued interference in U.S. affairs, including the abduction of American sailors on the high seas and territorial disputes on the western frontier and Canada.
Did you know?The White House was burned down during the War of 1812.
The Significance of Presque IsleConsider the role that Presque Isle played in securing a victory for the U.S. at the Battle of Lake Erie. The Presque Isle peninsula created a sheltered bay only accessible by navigating a narrow channel from Lake Erie and crossing a shallow sandbar. Erie resident Daniel Dobbins convinced President James Madison and the cabinet of the need for warships on Lake Erie and of the ideal conditions at Presque Isle Bay to build those ships. Shipbuilding began in Erie in September 1812.
HM NumberHM2ED8
Placed ByPresque Isle Partnership, Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and Erie Community Foundation
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Date Added Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 575114 N 4667350
Decimal Degrees42.15468333, -80.09081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 9.281', W 80° 5.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 9' 16.86" N, 80° 5' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Thompson Dr, Erie PA 16507, US
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