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Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913

 
 
Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
1. Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913 Marker
Close-up view of the English text on the front side of the marker.
Inscription. A legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman became known as the "Moses" of her people. Tubman was born into slavery on a Maryland plantation and suffered brutal treatment from numerous owners before escaping in 1849. Over the next decade she returned to the American South many times and led hundreds of freedom seekers north. When the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 allowed slave owners to recapture runaways in the northern free states, Tubman extended her operations across the Canadian border. For eight years she lived in St. Catharines, and at one point rented a house in this neighbourhood. With the outbreak of the Civil War, she returned to the U.S. to serve the Union Army.

French:
Harriet Ross Tubman, v. 1820-1913

Célèbre conductrice du chemin de fer clandestin. Harriet Tubman est considérée comme une libératrice par son people Née asservie dans une plantation du Maryland, elle subit le traitement brutal de plusieurs maîtres avant s’enfuir en 1849. Au cours des années suivantes, elle retourne au Sud à maintes reprises pour guider des centaines d’insoumis vers la liberté au Nord. Lorsqu’une loi adotée en 1850 permet aux maîtres de capturer leurs esclaves fugitifs dans les États libres du Nord, Tubman étend ses opérations de l’autre côté de la frontière canadienne. Elle vit
Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
2. Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913 Marker
Close-up view of the French text on the back side of the marker.
à St. Catharines pendant huit ans el loue une maison un certain temps dans ce quartier. Quand la guerre de Sécession éclate, elle retourne aux État-Unis pour aider les combattants de l’Union.

Fondation du patrimonie ontarien, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications
 
Erected 1992 by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Communications.
 
Location. 43° 9.914′ N, 79° 14.404′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Geneva Street just north of North Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the north side of the BME Church, in a small park, dedicated to honoring Harriet Tubman. Marker is at or near this postal address: 92 Geneva Street, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 4K9, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harriet Tubman (here, next to this marker); Salem Chapel, British Methodist Episcopal Church (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Harriet Tubman (here, next to this marker); BME Church (a few steps from this marker); St. Catharines (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); St. Paul Street United Church
Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
3. Harriet Ross Tubman c. 1820-1913 Marker
View of the historical marker, situated in a small park, that honors Harriet Tubman, on the north side of the BME Church.
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The First Welland Canal 1824-1833 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Private Alexander Watson (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .
1. Salem Chapel BME Church Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad NHS Canada. This is a link to information provided by The Salem Chapel, BME Church's website. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Harriet Tubman. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Harriet Tubman timeline. This is a link to information provided by The Circle Association. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
BME Church image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 11, 2012
4. BME Church
The featured historical marker is located on the north (left) side of the BME Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on August 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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