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Erie was first settled by the French, who built Fort Presque Isle in 1753, as part of their effort to garrison New France against the encroaching English. Presque Isle means "almost an island" in French. The fort was surrendered to the British, along with the rest of New France, at the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763.

The City of Erie was part of the Erie Triangle that was claimed by the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (as part of its Western Reserve), and Massachusetts. It officially became part of Pennsylvania in 1792, after all four states renounced their claims and the federal government sold the area to Pennsylvania. The city was founded in 1795.

During the War of 1812, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry built his fleet that successfully fought the British in the historic Battle of Lake Erie.

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Liberty Park 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Free EMTA shuttle on Bayfront route.

July 10 - Big Leg Emma, Yankee Zydeco Company, Tiger Maple String Band

July 17 - Ana Popovic

July 24 - Devon Allman's Honeytribe

July 31 - Dave Stevens Big Band

August 7 - PovertyNeck Hillbillies

August 14 - Jakes Blues

August 21 - Tab Benoit

August 28 - Big Brother and The Holding Co.

NEW RULE: Anyone under the age of 18 is required to wear a wristband or be denied entrance to the concerts.

The Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority will be distributing wristbands to area high schools for kids who want to attend the concert series at the Liberty Park Amphitheater without an adult or guardian.

To receive a wristband, which is free, students must sign a pledge to behave.

The wristband and pledge were part of a compromise worked out several months ago between the authority and area teens amending an authority policy that required anyone younger than 18 to attend with a parent or guardian.

Authority members said they needed to set the policy because unruly crowds of youths were ruining the family atmosphere.

(Honestly, I dont know why the Port Authority just didn't enforce the rules in the first place. I mean, are they lazy or what! Kick these kids into submission!)

So--who's going, other than my friends and I?
  • But enforcing the rules would be too much work, Much easier to discriminate against teen instead. ;D
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