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Auburn Unveiling Historical Marker Saturday


A new historical marker will be unveiled this weekend in History’s Hometown.

The City of Auburn will dedicate an historical marker to honor the legacy of Frances Brown, who served as the matron of the Harriet Tubman Home.

Earlier this year, City Clerk Chuck Mason explained her legacy and connection to Tubman.

“Frances Brown actually worked for Harriet Tubman,” Mason said. “She was matron of the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, and she worked for Harriet Tubman in the final years of Harriet Tubman’s life and then remained working at the Home for the Aged for several year’s following Harriet Tubman’s death.”

The dedication will take place at 11:00a Saturday at 45 Parker Street, the site of her former home.

Funding for the marker comes from a 15-hundred dollar grant from the William G Pomeroy Foundation.

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