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Fort Toulouse Turns 300

Frontier Days Mark 300th Anniversary Celebration for Historic Site

Fort Toulouse in Wetumpka was built by the French in 1717. “It was the first European outpost north of Mobile,” said Ned Jenkins of the Alabama Historical Commission. This week’s Frontier Days marked Fort Toulouse’s historical significance as a center for trade between French merchants and the Creeks. “This was the first time Indians here had day to day interaction with…