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Osoyoos historian links B.C. to War of 1812

British soldiers fire their muskets at the American forces during a re-staging of the War of 1812 in 2007. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)

When we think of the War of 1812, we think of the Brits fighting the Americans. We think of U.S. plans to take over what was then Upper and Lower Canada.

But, it turns out, there was also a link to the southern Interior -- Fort Astoria, at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Ken Favrholdt is the Executive Director and Curator of the Osoyoos and District Museum and Archives. He's won a $70,000 grant from the federal government examine that connection and put together a project on the war.
He spoke to Daybreak host, Chris Walker, from Osoyoos.
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