"THE DAWN SETTLEMENT" - Dresden
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Hard Oiler
N 42° 35.088 W 082° 11.774
17T E 401842 N 4715402
Quick Description: Located at the Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site in Dresden, the plaque recognizes the establishment of the Dawn Settlement as a refuge for escaped slaves.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 10/24/2006 2:49:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMWAP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 212

Long Description:

In 1841, Josiah Henson, a slave who escaped to Upper Canada via the Underground Railroad, moved his family to Dresden and helped to establish the Dawn Settlement.

The settlement was established to provide a refuge and a new beginning for former slaves. Through his leadership, the British American Institute, one of Canada's first industrial schools, was founded. The school was intended for the advancement of fugitive slaves.

Josiah Henson's name became synonymous with the central character "Uncle Tom" in Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Address or location of plaque: Outside the museum, on the east side of Uncle Tom's Road at Park Street just west of Dresden

Physical location of plaque: Other location

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

A web-site for more details.: [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": The museum has contains many artifacts and buildings relating to the Dawn Settlement

This 'Plaque' describes: A 'Location'

Condition of sign: Good

Is this a bilingual sign?: Not listed

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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