• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

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April 02, 2012
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River Raisin Battlefield park planning to begin.

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The River Raisin flows for almost 139 miles (224 km), draining an area of 1,072 square miles (2,780 km2) in the Michigan counties of Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw, Jackson, Hillsdale, and also a portion of Fulton County, Ohio. It was named La Rivière aux Raisins by Frenchsettlers because of the wild grapes growing along its banks--since the French word for grape is raisin. More...