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Harriet Tubman’s Lost Maryland Home Found, Archaeologists Say

The abolitionist’s father sheltered her on the eastern shore in the 1840s

Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky found the coin with her metal detector along an old, abandoned road in an isolated area of Maryland's Eastern Shore. She dug it out of the ground and scraped off the mud.

She hadn't been finding much as she and her team probed the swampy terrain of Dorchester County last fall searching for the lost site where the famous Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman lived with her family in the early 1800s.

She'd been frustrated that there had been no hint that she was anywhere near the home of Tubman's father, Ben Ross. But as she cleaned the coin, the profile of a woman with flowing hair, wearing a cap that said, "Liberty," emerged. At the bottom was the date: 1808.

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