Harriet Beecher Stowe, #29-31
Posted by: TwistyNye
N 39° 07.987 W 084° 29.246
16S E 717173 N 4334555
Quick Description: Marker commemorating author Harriet Beecher Stowe, located at Foraker Ave and Gilbert Ave.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 1:09:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMECVV
Marker text, front and back alike, reads as follows:
Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield Connecticut in 1811 and moved to Cincinnati in 1832 when her father, prominent Congregational minister Lyman Beecher became the pastor of the city's Second Presbyterian Church and president of Lane Theological Seminary. Married to Calvin E. Stowe in 1836, she bore six of the couple's seven children while living here. Life in the city provided Stowe with the firsthand accounts about the evils of slavery. Already a published writer, she drew upon these experiences and the death of her infant son Charley in 1849 to write Uncle Tom's Cabin. Published in book form in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin almost single-handedly popularized the cause of anti-slavery, made Stowe famous, and remains an icon of the American anti-slavery movement. A prolific writer, she wrote a book a year for nearly thirty years of her life. After moving from Cincinnati in 1850, the Stowes lived in Brunswick, Maine, Andover, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, where she died in 1896.
Marker Number: 29-31
Significance of Location: Person
Bicentenial Mark: no
Website address: [Web Link]
Additional Coordinate: Not Listed
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