WETUMPKA, Ala. — A historic site in central Alabama is marking its 300th anniversary.

Events are planned all day Saturday at Fort Toulouse, which is located on the Coosa River near Wetumpka. The fort was the easternmost outpost of the French colony of Louisiana when it was established in 1717.

The celebration will include the unveiling of markers to outline part of the original fort. There will also be a short presentation re-enacting the first meeting between the French and Indians who were native to the region.

Fort Toulouse lasted almost 50 years. American forces constructed a fort at the site in the early 1800s known as Fort Jackson.

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