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Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Laura Ingersoll Secord

 
 
Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 25, 2019
1. Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker
Inscription.  
Laura Ingersoll Secord
1775 - 1868
Laura Ingersoll was born in a dwelling which stood on this site until 1913, when Mason Library was built. She was the daughter of Elizabeth (Dewey) and Thomas Ingersoll, a hatter and miller with privilege nearby on the Housatonic River. Looking for new opportunity, the Ingersolls relocated to Upper Canada in 1795. Laura married James Secord, a United Empire Loyalist. They were living in Queenston, Ontario at the outbreak of the War of 1812. Alerted to an impending American attack at Beaver Dams, Laura Secord in June 1813 undertook an arduous 19-mile journey through woods and swamp to warn British troops. Her tenacity and courage made her a heroine. Laura Secord was honored on a Canadian postage stamp in 1992.
Great Barrington Historic District Commission, 1997

 
Erected 1997 by Great Barrington Historic District Commission.
 
Location. 42° 11.754′ N, 73° 21.659′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Memorial is at
Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker and the Mason Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 25, 2019
2. Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker and the Mason Public Library
the intersection of S Main Street and Pleasant Street, on the right when traveling north on S Main Street. Located next to the Mason Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great Barrington Bi-Centennial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Stanley Overlook (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alternating Current Electrification (approx. 0.2 miles away); Memorial Street Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mahaiwe Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Stanley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
 
Also see . . .  Laura Secord on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 27, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War of 1812Women
 
Laura Ingersoll Secord Stamp image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick
3. Laura Ingersoll Secord Stamp
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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