LAURA SECORD SPOON
It is not often that I write a story about a silver plated spoon,
but I found this Canadian story/myth to be interesting.
This is a demi sized silver plated spoon with "Laura Secord 1813" acid
etched into the bowl
The story of Laura Secord is courtesy of Wikipedia
see the actual
"Laura Secord (née Ingersoll; 13 September 1775 – 17
October 1868) was a Canadian heroine of the War of 1812. She is known
for having walked 20 miles (32 km) out of American-occupied territory
in 1813 to warn British forces of an impending American attack. Her
contribution to the war was little known during her lifetime, but since
her death she has been frequently honoured in Canada. Though Secord had
no relation to it, most Canadians associate her with the Laura Secord
Chocolates company, named after her on the centennial of her walk.
Secord's father lived in Massachusetts and fought on the side of the
Patriots during the Revolutionary War (1775–1783). In 1795 he
moved his family to the Niagara region of Upper Canada after he had
applied for and received a land grant. Shortly after, Laura married
Loyalist James Secord, who was later seriously wounded at the Battle of
Queenston Heights in the War of 1812. While he was still recovering in
1813, the Americans invaded the Niagara peninsula, including Queenston.
During the occupation, Secord acquired information about a planned
American attack, and stole away on the morning of 23 June to inform
Lieutenant James FitzGibbon in the territory still controlled by the
British. The information helped the British and their Mohawk warrior
allies win the Battle of Beaver Dams, stopping the invading Americans.
Her effort was forgotten until 1860, when future king Albert Edward,
Prince of Wales, awarded the impoverished widow £100 for her
The legend of Laura Secord has become of part of Canadian mythology,
and there are many embellished versions of the tale. She has been the
subject of books, poetry, and plays. Since her death, honours which
Canada has bestowed on her include schools named after her, monuments,
a museum, a memorial stamp, and a statue at the Valiants Memorial in
the Canadian capital."
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