Friday, October 14, 2005
Before she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, before she moved to Farmington Avenue, Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her house there still stands, and according to a recent Chicago Sun-Times article, several groups are looking at its potential as a tourist attraction. The Sun-Times reports that Stowe, then in her early 20s, moved to Cincinnati in the early 1830s because her father, the Rev. Lyman Beecher, had became president of a local theological seminary. "While in Cincinnati, she encountered runaway slaves escaping to freedom and viewed a slave auction in neighboring Kentucky," the newspaper reports.
Posted by Kevin Flood at 8:26 PM