Not Just Laura Secord–Elizabeth Barnett-Heroine

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Elizabeth Barnett-Heroine
In 1838, Elizabeth was visiting friends in Clayton ( not Lanark County Clayton) when she overheard plans to attack Gananoque.  She bravely crossed the frozen St. Lawrence River to warn the town.  The town prepared with liquor, guns, men and horses scouting out the American’s progress.  It was bitter cold but the ice was unreliable and some men and horses were lost.  The scouts concentrated their efforts at Hickey Island, close to Grindstone and found there that the Americans abandoned their plans.  Two towns full of friends were saved by a heroine.

 

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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