Fort Brady reclassified as a class I installation from class II.
April 5, 1944
Fort Brady declared a surplus fort.
August 31, 1944
Hospital facilities are outleased to the State of Michigan.
November 25, 1944
Fort Brady placed in Inactive Status.
Troops Shipped Out
In the latter part of 1945 troops were moved out from the fort, causing
a drastic decline of the Sault Ste. Marie population. The locks and canal
were now under the protection of the National Guard, activated in the Sault
Fort Brady Sold for School Use
After the Mexican War the Michigan National Guard joined Wisconsin to form
the Thirty-Second Division (the Red Arrow,) one of the great fighting divisions
of World War II. After the National Guard returned, the Fort was sold to
the State of Michigan for the Mining and Technology College in 1946.
In 1966 the school became the site of Lake Superior State College of Michigan
Technological University. The college became a separate entity in 1970 and received
university status in 1987, at which time Lake Superior State University was the
smallest public university in Michigan.
Original Fort Buildings Still Stands Today
Today there are 14 original buildings still in operation on the campus of Lake
Superior State University. These buildings are the row houses, Administration
building, Fletcher Center, Brady Hall, South Hall, Brown Hall, East Hall and
the Child Care Center.
LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate.
"Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "It’s as close as you can get to the real thing."