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Stoney Creek Tower.

Monument: The Farthest the U.S. ever got Invading Canada

Field review by the editors.

Hamilton, Ontario

The War of 1812 was going great for the U.S. until they got here. That's when a ragtag group of British soldiers, Canadian militiamen, and Indians routed the American army in a sneak night attack at Stoney Creek, on June 6, 1813. The Yanks ran all the way back to the New York border, and never got this far again. Dreams of annexing Canada -- or at least the good parts of Canada -- were dashed.

One hundred years later, the Canadians erected a giant tower on the spot, so that no one can forget who won (and lost) the War of 1812.

Monument: The Farthest the U.S. ever got Invading Canada

Battlefield Drive, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Queen Elizabeth Way exit 88-89 onto Red Hill Valley Pkwy. Drive one mile. Exit onto Queenston Rd. Turn left. Drive one mile. Turn right onto Hwy 20/Centennial Pkwy. Drive a half-mile. Turn left onto King St., then quickly turn right into Battlefield Park. The tower will be straight ahead.
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