Monday, June 25, 2007

Harriet Beecher Stowe Honored with Stamp

The United States Postal Service has introduced a stamp honoring Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Hartford resident who wrote the history-changing anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Born in Litchfield, Connecticut, in 1811, Stowe lived at Hartford's Nook Farm (off Farmington Avenue) from 1873 until her death in 1896. The stamp, for 3-ounce mail, costs 75 cents. It can be purchased at post offices nationwide or at the Postal Service's website.

When in Hartford, be sure to visit the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and Library.

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