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Darin Newsom DTN Senior Analyst
Tue Sep 24, 2013 08:13 AM CDT

It was only 200 years ago that American visitors weren't viewed as friends and neighbors by the folks in Ontario in general and the town of Chatham in particular.

In October of 1813, the War of 1812 was in full swing and American forces under the command of General William Henry Harrison (who would later be elected president of the United States in 1840) recaptured Fort Detroit before moving eastward into Ontario. It was at Chatham, the Battle of the Thames, that the American forces won a decisive victory over the retreating British forces and killed the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, ...

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