3rd Fort de Chartres|
Save Illinois History is excited to have been chosen as the fundraising foundation for Margret K. Browns' archeology dig at the recently discovered 3rd Fort de Chartres.
The 3rd Fort de Chartres was found beside Illinois 155 near the present day Fort de Chartres State Historic Site. The buried remains of this18th century Illinois log fort; that has not washed away in floods or destroyed by modern construction. It is a previously unknown fort.
While it is well-recorded that two nearby early wood forts built in 1721 and 1725 by the French military; both named Fort de Chartres, were successively constructed on separate sites nearer the Mississippi River, "It wasn't until recently we knew the third (wood) fort existed," said retired archaeologist Margaret K. Brown. This fort was occupied from 1732 to 1751.
Your kind donation will help fund the fall 2012 dig at the site.
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