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Church Creek - Harriet Tubman's Eastern Shore of Maryland
USA

Ben Ross worked for a ship Builder here in the waterfront town of Church Creek it was a major shipbuilding center during Harriet Tubman’s time. Ben Ross, Harriet’s father, worked in the surrounding woods identifying the best trees for shipbuilding. During Tubman’s lifetime, scores of enslaved people fled from farms and shipyards in this area. Harriet Tubman and her father lived and worked nearby.  Eventually Timber became scarce in the area the ship building has long gone.

Copyright: Shawn T Moore
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7368x3684
Taken: 06/07/2013
Uploaded: 06/07/2013
Updated: 06/04/2015
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Tags: harriet tubman; bucktown; dorchester county; maryland; underground railroad; ben ross; ship building; harriet tubman's eastern shore of maryland
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