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Obama Declares Harriet Tubman National Monument

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Thanks to the Antiquities Act, a national monument is on its way to Dorchester County.  It will honor Harriet Tubman and it set to be located in the new state park that broke ground earlier this month near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.  

Tubman was born and raised in Dorchester County, where she worked as a slave until age 27. She then escaped through the Underground Railroad and is hailed for assisting 70 other slaves to freedom.  She is an American hero and an inspiration to many people in the area.

Dorchester County officials hope that the new park and monument will help drive tourism.  They anticipate that this could bring in somewhere in the neighborhood of $5,000,000 in tourism industry sales.

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