Laura secord's house 29 queenston street niagara-on-the-lake, ontario l0s 1l0 (905) 468-4257 a heroine known well to canadian school children, laura secord helped save the life of her wounded husband james who served the british cause at queenston heights as a sergeant of the militia. Laura secord download laura heroines and history is a unique work, one which makes a significant contribution to the growing body of literature on commemoration, as well as to the literatures of gender, cultural laura's extraordinary life. Things to do in the niagara region: laura secord homestead things to do in the niagara region: laura secord homestead menu navigation do arts & entertainment attraction the restored property and costumed tour guides allow you to immerse yourself into laura secord's life and her. The laura secord homestead preserves the life of one of canada's heroes of the war. Early life laura ingersoll was born in great barrington the question of secord's actual contribution to the british success has also been contested to perpetuate the name and fame of laura secord. In niagara-on-the-lake, the friends of laura secord are busy preparing for the 200th anniversary of her famous walk that helped save canada and win the war of 1812.
Obituaries obituaries obituaries » sondra (sam bring your favorite dish and come celebrate the life of this wonderful woman obituary guestbook order she also leaves behind nieces jennifer huff and family of peru, laura secord of peru, stacie killinger and family of michigan, and. Books: war of 1812 titles follow well-worn paths the niagara heroine laura secord and other prominent characters in the war the life and times of sir isaac brock(248 pages, $35, hardcover), by wesley b turner. Decew house heritage park in thorold is now home to the memorial structure initiated by friends of laura secord unveiled october 7, 2017, the installation, designed by renowned canadian architect douglas cardinal, was built to honour the first nations contributions to the war of 1812 and to the creation of canada. Nestled high atop the niagara escarpment, queenston heights park combines leisure and history in one scenic location at the entrance to this historic park, visitors are greeted by grand carpet bedding displays that surround both the brock and laura secord monuments. Laura: a childhood tale of laura secord by maxine trottier, karen reczuch, illus laura secord's brave walk this story can be read, very satisfactorily, as simply an incident in the life of a plucky pioneer girl.
Her contribution to the war was little known during her lifetime the story of laura secord: a study in historical evidence early feminist emma currie began a lifelong interest in secord's life. Laura secord, née ingersoll, loyalist laura neilson laura secord in the canadian encyclopedia historica canada, 1985- the only recognition she gained in her lifetime for her arduous journey came late in her life. In 1913, frank p o'connor opened a small candy store in toronto where he sold hand-made chocolates he named his store after laura secord, the canadian heroine who was a symbol of courage, devotion, and loyalty.
Follow-up #2: another commenter has been to the cemetery in which laura secord is buriedherewith, a picture of one side of that monument, which reads as follows: to perpetuate the name and fame of laura secord, who walked alone nearly 20 miles by a circuitous, difficult and perilous route through woods and swamps and over miry roads to warn a. Laura secord by marlene hilton moore 'the portrait' welcomes your contributions november name the artwork contests home is where the art is editor maureen bayliss (left) ruth mabee laura secord by mildred peel.
There are few women recognized in our history, which makes laura secord an even more important role model given a land grant in queenstown (near niagara falls), the ingersolls began their new life in time, laura married james secord hence the famous name of a famous woman was born. Image from the 1992 commemorative laura secord stamp laura secord (1775-1868) was a wartime heroine whose story became mythologized and engrained in canadian history, yet to this day many of the details are still quite murky most can recall the basic premise of her story she overheard an american plot to ambush a british outpost.
Products bygones publishing offers two types of products: she breathes life into the untold tales of canada's indigenous people, our first race riot to recognize laura secord's heroism and her contribution to the british wartime cause in 1813. Laura secord, nee ingersoll, was born in massachusetts she moved the war of 1812 was of enormous significance to canada had the united states been successful in their endeavour it is likely that canada would not have evolved as a separate country. Laura secord later life during the war of 1812 conclusion contributions and her contributions laura secord has done many things that affected the james was wounded at the battle of queenston heights but then laura secord came and rescued him -laura wasn't given credit for the. Laura secord was born in the province of massachusetts bay onseptember 13 though i assure you that laura's life was not as dreadful as i may be making it sound 451 contributions where laura secord lives.
1913 opening of the first shop in toronto by founder frank p o'connor 1920-1930 expansion to winnipeg pharmacies began carrying laura secord products. Home books acts of courage: laura secord and the war of 1812 acts of courage: laura secord and the war of 1812 buy this book canadian customers find an independent bookstore near you order this book from chapters/indigo laura's extraordinary life. Add background information about when and where laura secord lived. Laura secord : biography 13 september 1775 - 17 october 1868 and included another certificate from fitzgibbon attesting her contribution to the war later life and death james secord died of a stroke on 22 february 1841.