OW 1-23: Legend Meets Fact: Part 8 - The Message Delivered

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A melodramatic image of Laura Secord encountering First Nations warriors on top of the Niagara Escarpment. Painted by Montreal-born artist and illustrator Henry Sandham (1842-1910). Private collection. Image: Library and Archives Canada.




"Yes…I was frightened…
At times I could hardly breathe.
And I didn't allow myself to think.
All I could do was concentrate on my next step, what was under my foot, not getting lost, and listening.
Always listening."





 


 


 


 

Secord warns British commander James FitzGibbon of an impending American attack at Beaver Dams.
(Illustration by Lorne Kidd Smith, c. 1920). Wikimedia Commons.

Library and Archives Canada (reproduction reference number C-011053 / MIKAN ID number 2837234)



Sources

Henry Sandham. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/sandham_henry_13E.html

Henry Sandham. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Sandham

Lorne Kidd Smith. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorne_Kidd_Smith