Thorold in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
Laura Ingersoll Secord
1775 - 1868
Who set out from her home in Queenston early in the morning of June 22, 1813, to walk an arduous nineteen miles to warn the British outpost at DeCew Falls of an impending American attack. The information enabled the local British commander, Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon, and his detachment, to surprise and capture the entire enemy force at the Battle of Beaver Dams on June 24, 1813, thereby marking the turning point in the War of 1812.
To perpetuate her memory.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is June 22, 1763.
Location. 43° 7.37′ N, 79° 12.08′ W. Marker is in Thorold, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Sullivan Avenue just south of Towpath Road, on the right when traveling east. This historic marker is located in Beaversdam Battlefield Park, near the north entrance to the park, along a walking trail that runs north to south through the park, just southwest of the downtown business district. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thorold ON L2V 0A7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this Beaver Dams (a few steps from this marker); Arthur S. Whelan (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Unknown American Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of John Bean, Ph.D., M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Thorold (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Old Thorold Firehall (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Lock 24 - First Welland Canal (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Vertical Lift Bridges (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thorold.
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Also see . . .
1. Laura Secord. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Biography of Laura Secord. This is a link to information provided by "The War of 1812 Website." (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Ingersoll, Laura (Secord). This is a link to information provided by the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online." (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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