Did You Know? – The First Recorded Fire in Detroit

Did you know, that the first recorded fire in Detroit occurred in 1701. 

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At that time Detroit was a fort, Fort Ponchatrain, with log stockade walls.  Indians set fire to a barn located outside the stockade.  High winds spread the flames and it consumed 3 houses and St. Ann’s Church before it was extinguished.

 

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    Isabelle Romero on June 9, 2013 at 9:22 AM said:

    I find this very interesting, especially since I live a block away from the Historic Ste Anne church where the remains of Father Gabriel Richard lie.

  • I find this very interesting, especially since I live a block away from the Historic Ste Anne church where the remains of Father Gabriel Richard lie.