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Beecher Stowe house in Hartford designated Natioal Historic Landmark

Published March 12. 2013 4:00AM

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis on Monday announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks, including the Hartford home of author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe.

"These national historic landmark designations span more than two centuries of our country's history, from 17th-century architecture to a Civil War battlefield to a 19th-century Kentucky whiskey distillery that continued to operate through the Prohibition era," Salazar said.

Though best known to modern audiences for her antislavery work, Harriet Beecher Stowe was widely recognized in her lifetime as a highly prolific and nationally significant reformer for a wide variety of causes. Her longtime home in Hartford is associated with Stowe's later career as a reformer on issues relating to the family and women's roles.

For more information on the new designations visit at www.nps.gov/history/nhl.

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