Harriet Tubman and the Eastern Shore of Maryland

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Harriet Tubman and the Eastern Shore of Maryland

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Fields on the Former Anthony Thompson Plantation at Peter's Neck, Madison, Dorchester County, Maryland
Fields on the former Anthony Thompson Plantation, at Peter's Neck, Madison, Dorchester County, Maryland. Slaveowner Anthony Thompson, owned Ben Ross, Tubman’s father and she born on the Thompson Plantation.

Bucktown Village Store
Bucktown Village Store, which has been renovated, is the site where Tubman was struck in the head with an iron, leaving her permanently disabled.

Stewart's Canal, Maryland
Between 1810 to 1832, enslaved and free blacks dug a seven-mile canal through the marshes of Parson’s Creek near the town of Madison, MD. The canal, used for commercial transportation, was owned by the slaveholding Stewart family, who had hired-out…

Brodess Plantation
Fields of the formerEdwardBrodess Plantation near Bucktown, Maryland. Between 1823-24, Edward Brodess moved to his own property near Bucktown, Maryland, bringing with him Rit and the Ross children, separating them from their father.
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