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Apple River Fort, Elizabeth

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This is the official page for Apple River Fort State Historic Site in Elizabeth, Illinois. The goal of this page is to discover the site's history, people, and events during the Black Hawk War and afterward. A battle was fought at Apple River Fort on June 24, 1832 between 200 Sauk and Mequakie warriors and a small company of Illinois militia and their families.
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  • The Apple River Fort is a reconstructed historic fort built near the remains of an old fort that was used in 1832 to defend the nearby citizens against about 200 Black Hawk Warriors. A small group of ...  more »
  • Apple River Fort, known today as the Apple River Fort State Historic Site, was one of many frontier forts hastily constructed by settlers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin following the onse...  more »
  • The Interpretive Center and Fort are open 9 to 5 Wednesday through Sunday April 1 to October 31. Start at the Interpretive Center (which also has some books and gifts available for purchase). The woma...  more »

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