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Date > 1900 > 1960-1969

History of Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site

Type: Document

A brief history of this National Historic Site located on St. Joseph Island from the time the fort was constructed in 1797 until archaeological work was done in the 1970s. From a military standpoint, Fort St. Joseph played a defensive role - its primary purpose being to protect the fur trade from the Americans. Its role in the War of 1812 is also examined.

Site: Parks Canada

Parks Canada National Photo Collection

Type: Image

This impressive photo collection gives you a chance to see more than 40 000 beautiful images of Canada's national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Search by keyword, type of heritage area, province or territory, name of heritage area.

Site: Parks Canada

Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada: Transition to Peacetime

Type: Document

A description of Île aux Noix and Fort Lennox in the years following 1836. The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated the fort as a historic site of national interest shortly after its own foundation in 1921. The island was declared a national historic park in 1940, but it was only in 1970 that the Canadian government began conservation and restoration of this impressive fortification in earnest.

Site: Parks Canada