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The country around this small manufacturing centre was first settled by black slaves who fled the US for freedom in British North America. Josiah Henson, a slave for 41 years, escaped with his family to Canada via the underground Railway, arriving in Ontario with his family in 1830, In 1841 he moved to the Dresden area, where other fugitive slaves had settled. He helped establish the Dawn Settlement as a refuge for other fugitives and founded one of Canada’s first industrial schools. Harriet Beecher Stowe used him as the model for her influential 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site Interesting

    29251 Uncle Tom’s Rd. CDN - Dresden N0P 1M0

    This collection of wooden buildings includes Henson's house (Uncle Tom's Cabin), a simple church of the same era as the one in which he preached and a fugitive slave's house. In the museum there are such items as posters advertising slave sales, a ba..

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