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Childhood Home of Harriet Tubman Discovered in Dorchester County

April 21st, 2021 by WCBC Radio

State officials announced Tuesday that archaeologists in Maryland discovered the historic homesite once owned by the father of Harriet Tubman. WBAL reports the former home of Tubman's father, Ben Ross, was discovered on property acquired in 2020 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an addition to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County.  Maryland Lt Governor Boyd Rutherford, on hand for the announcement, said the importance of discovering Ben Ross' cabin is the connection to Harriet Tubman as it suggests that she would've spent time at the location as a child-  but also lived there with her  father in her teenage years…