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Harriet Tubman bought the property in 1896 and, with the help of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the facility opened in 1908 and would remain in operation until the early 1920s.

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In 1886 Tubman's home was destroyed by fire. Her second husband Nelson Davis, a brick maker, helped rebuild her house, which still stands today.

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In 1869 Sarah H. Bradford, a noted a children’s book author, published Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. The bookused to raise money when Tubman was denied a pension from the government for her services to the Union Army during the Civil War.

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William Still an African American abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, kept an extensive log, ”Journal C of Station No. 2 of the Underground Railroad,” which provides important details about how Philadelphia's…

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In 1849, shortly after Tubman and her brothers fled North, Eliza Brodess posted a $100 reward for their return in the Cambridge Democrat newspaper. Scared of capture and unsure of where to go, Tubman turned back shortly after this ad was posted.…

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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…

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

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Anthony Thompson's List of slaves. Ben Ross, Tubman’s father is first name on the list.

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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.
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