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Across The Fence: New England's Heroine Scalptress


Hannah Dustin has the distinction of being the first American woman to be recognized and honored for her heroism with a statue. And not by just one statue but four other separate memorial markers and also commemorated by the Hannah Dustin Health Care Center, The Hannah Dustin Rest Home and The Hannah Dustin Elementary School. Additionally the Dustin House, in Haverhill, Massachusetts is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Sculptor William Andrews created the first memorial to Hannah in 1874. The towering marble monument is topped with a likeness of the heroine is on a Merrimac...

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