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War Of 1812-Themed Driving Tour Being Offered

MONROE (AP) – Organizers have announced a War of 1812-themed driving tour that takes participants through parts of Michigan, Ohio and southern Ontario.

The Route 1812 Driving Tour is being launched by the MotorCities National Heritage Area and River Raisin National Battlefield Park in partnership with the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Tourism Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island and the National Park Service.

The historical driving tour is designed to allow those who take part to explore the people, politics and biggest battles that defined the war.

Drivers and their passengers will see forts that were surrendered, monuments and memorials later erected and the actual battlefields where American and British soldiers experienced victory and defeat.

The tour will continue through 2015. For more information, visit www.motorcities.org.

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