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Laura Secord (1775-1868)

 
 
Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker
Inscription. [English text]:

The celebrated heroine of the war of 1812 is a renowned figure in Canadian History. Determined to warn the British of an impending attack on Beaver Dams, Secord set out from her home on June 22, 1813, on a dangerous mission. She traveled alone for over 30 kilometers, behind enemy lines, struggling to make it to the De Cew farmhouse, where she informed Lieutenant Fitzgibbon about the American plan. Later in the 19th century, a first generation of women historians championed Secord's courageous deed with the goal of uncovering and popularizing women's contributions to the history of Canada.

[French text]:

Cette célèbre héroïne de la guerre de 1812 est une figure marquante de lhistoire du Canada. Déterminée à prévenir les Britanniques dun imminent assaut américain à Beaver Dams, Secord quitta son foyer, le 22 juin 1813, pour accomplir une mission périlleuse. Elle franchit seule plus de 30 kilomètres derrière les lignes ennemies, parvenant à grand-peine à la ferme De Cew où elle informa le lieutenant FitzGibbon des plans dattaque américains. Plus tard au XIXe siècle, une première génération dhistoriennes célébra ce courageux exploit afin de faire reconnaître lapport des femmes à lépopée canadienne.
 
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Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker
View of the historical marker with the Laura Secord homestead in the background.
Board of Canada.
 
Location. 43° 9.848′ N, 79° 3.322′ W. Marker is in Queenston, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is at the intersection of Queenston Street and Partition Street on Queenston Street. Click for map. This historical marker is situated on the Canadian side of the Niagara River in a residential area located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, in the backyard of the property that was once the home of Laura Ingersoll Secord. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Queenston Street, Queenston, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laura Ingersoll Secord 1775-1868 (a few steps from this marker); Home of Laura Ingersoll Secord (within shouting distance of this marker); Brock Dead House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Founding of Queenston (about 90 meters away); The Queenston Baptist Church (about 90 meters away); 'Alfred' (about 210 meters away); Brock's Cenotaph (about 210 meters away); Indians at Queenston Heights (about 210 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Queenston.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the former residence of Laura Secord who has been recognized as "a person of national historic significance" by the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker
View looking east from the Niagara Parkway of the Laura Secord homestead in the distant background.
The residence and surrounding property is maintained as a historical park by the Ontario Niagara Parks Commission. According to the Niagara Parks website the location of this site is at, "29 Queenston St. in the Village of Queenston, Ontario, a 15-minute scenic drive north of the Falls along the Niagara Parkway. The main floor only of this historic building is wheelchair accessible."
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Laura Secord Homestead History. This is a link to information provided by the Niagara Parks web site. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Laura Secord Homestead. This is a link to information provided by the Niagara Parks web site (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Laura Secord Homestead. This is a link to information provided by the Niagara Greenbelt Routes and Discovery Centres. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Laura Ingersoll Secord. This is a link to information from a web site that focuses on Laura Secord and other famous Canadian women. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

5. The Story of Laura Secord. This is a link to information provided by Mathew Keigher, of Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Laura Secord (1775-1868) Marker
View looking north along the Niagara Parkway, of the "Laura Secord Homestead" sign, marking the location of the property managed by the Niagara Parks.
 

6. Laura Secord. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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