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Warsaw Once the Site of Two Military Forts

Compiled by Cindy Iutzi and reprinted with permission from the Daily Gate City The City of Warsaw, which sits on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from Alexandria, Mo., and south of the Mississippi’s confluence with the Des Moines River, got its start around 1812, an outgrowth of two forts and the settlement […]

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Sketch of an early Fort Edwards - Warsaw Illinois Park District

Local Area Grew from Early Military Forts

By Harley Griffin with permission from The Daily Gate City. As Warsaw is gearing up for its upcoming bicentennial celebration it is interesting to note how this area got its start. Not much of anything existed here 200 years ago and traveling north along the Mississippi River must have been an adventure. Mostly wilderness spread […]

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