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Event at Auburn University to commemorate bicentennial of War of 1812, Creek War

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Creek War of 1813-14, a symposium will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives Department of Auburn University’s Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

“Toward a Larger Stage: The War of 1812, the Creek War and the Idea of America,” is the theme of a series of three symposia that will focus on pivotal events that took place 200 years ago in Alabama and beyond.

The Aug. 25 symposium will focus on the significant events of 1812, the first year of the larger War of 1812 and an important precursor to the conflict building between Creek nationalists, the Red Stick faction and Anglo-American settlers that culminated in the Creek War and the ultimate Battle of Horseshoe Bend in March 1814.

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