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Fayetteville in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Matilda Joslyn Gage Home

 
 
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By Mollie, November 16, 2019
1. Matilda Joslyn Gage Home Marker
Inscription.  "There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven. That word is Liberty!" reads Matilda Joslyn Gage's tombstone. Gage worked throughout her life (1826-1898) to extend liberty and equality to women and to those held in slavery. In her childhood, Gage had watched her parents shelter people fleeing slavery. She, in turn, made this house a stop on the Underground Railroad. After she and her husband Henry moved here in 1854, Gage joined the Underground Railroad network run by the Reverend Jermain W. Loguen and his wife Caroline, the African American conductors of the main station in Syracuse. Gage attacked all inequality, whether based on race or sex. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were frequent visitors. Gage collaborated with them to found the National Woman Suffrage Association and published the organization's official newspaper from this house. She also supported the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) struggle to win legal recognition of their treaty rights.
 
Erected by Underground Railroad Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 43° 1.742′ 
Matilda Joslyn Gage Home image. Click for full size.
By Mollie, November 16, 2019
2. Matilda Joslyn Gage Home
N, 76° 0.498′ W. Marker is in Fayetteville, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and East Genesee Street (New York State Route 5), on the right when traveling south on Walnut Street. The marker is located at the side entrance of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 East Genesee Street, Fayetteville NY 13066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matilda Joslyn Gage (within shouting distance of this marker); Grover Cleveland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fayetteville (approx. 0.7 miles away); State Troopers (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Erie Canal - Canvass White (approx. 1.8 miles away); The First School House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Gen. John J. Peck (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fayetteville.
 
Also see . . .  Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. (Submitted on November 18, 2019, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCivil RightsCommunicationsNative AmericansWomen
 
Insert Photo of Matilda Joslyn Gage image. Click for full size.
By Mollie, November 16, 2019
3. Insert Photo of Matilda Joslyn Gage
Matilda Gage, ca. 1875. Courtesy of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center.
Insert Photo of Henry H. Gage image. Click for full size.
By Mollie, November 16, 2019
4. Insert Photo of Henry H. Gage
Abolitionist Henry Hill Gage joined his wife, Matilda Joslyn Gage, in antislavery and Underground Railroad activities. Courtesy of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2019, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 18, 2019, by Mollie of Syracuse, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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