Saturday, October 22, 2022

Bucktown General Store

One of the oldest general stores in America in continuous operation. It is also the store where Harriet Tubman was severely injured by an attacker. Not far from where we live now. From Only in Your State:

There are endless historic places in Maryland, especially when it comes to the eastern shore area. That’s where you’ll find the Harriet Tubman Byway, and along that byway is the following historic general store in Maryland. This place has been open since before the Civil War and you can still tour it today. Read on, and consider seeing this fascinating spot in person.

Bucktown General Store is one of the oldest general stores in the United States. You'll find it at 4303 Bucktown Road in Cambridge, Maryland. This old store dates back to the 1830s and it's known as being an important piece of history when it comes to Harriet Tubman. Sometime between 1834 and 1836, teenage Harriet Tubman tried to assist an enslaved man inside of the store. She took the enslaved man's side rather than help the overseer re-capture him. Filled with rage, the overseer threw a two-pound weight, hitting Tubman in the head. This caused a skull fracture, and she was left with health problems, mainly epilepsy, the rest of her life due to the blow. (Read more.)


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