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Thorold in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Laura Ingersoll Secord

1775 - 1868

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Thorold, Ontario L2V 1W8, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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);
Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker
View of the historical marker in the foreground, with a view of the battle of "Beaver Dams" historical marker in the background.
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); Lock 24 - First Welland Canal (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Vertical Lift Bridges (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Bollards & Fairleads (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thorold.
 
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 Ingersoll Secord. This is a link to information from a web site that focuses on Laura Secord and other famous Canadian women. (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. The Story of Laura Secord. This is a link to information provided by Mathew Keigher, of Thunder Bay, Ontario. (Submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 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.) 

4. Biography of Laura Secord
Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker
View of the historical marker with several markers and memorials to Beaver Dams in the background.
. 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.) 

5. 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.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812
 
Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Laura Ingersoll Secord Marker
View of the historical marker looking north, towards the entrance to "The Beaverdams Battlefield Park."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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