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Special Fort Niagara tour will explore era of LaSalle

by jmaloni

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Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am

On Friday evening, Nov. 15, Old Fort Niagara will present a special evening lantern tour focused on the 17th century history of the site. The tour will recount the explorations of LaSalle and the construction of forts Conti and Denonville during the final quarter of the 17th century. Tour participants will also get an up-close look at daily life for those who accompanied LaSalle on his bold explorations of the Great Lakes.

Between 1679 and 1687, the French tried twice to fortify the mouth of the Niagara River. Neither effort was successful, and it was not until 1726 that a permanent fort was erected.

The tour will take place 7 pm. Cost is $20 per person. To reserve a spot, call 716-745-7611. 

Old Fort Niagara is located in Youngstown, 14 miles north of Niagara Falls via the Robert Moses Parkway North.

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