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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.

Ugh.

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Well isn't this a sad place? It's really difficult to keep up with all the happenings back in Erie, so I can't do it by myself. Somehow, I think, it's probably fruitless to try anymore. Not very many people have joined, and barely anyone even helps contribute. The other kind of plain looking Erie LJ Community had a lot of traffic and participants. Dunno how they did it.

Anyway. This place is pretty dead.
  • I'd contribute, but even living in this town, my finger is far from the pulse of the community. I could just bitch about how much I hate the mall and almost everything and everyone in it... but how would that differ from any regular LJ post that I make?

    I dunno. I wish I had more to contribute, but during the later months of the year, there just isn't too much going on. I mean... I'm sure there's something... I'm just not aware of it. *shrugs*
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