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Lecture: Author Tracy Lawson “Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone’s Daring Ride to Valley Forge”
November 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Author Tracy Lawson will be presenting on her new book “Answering Liberty’s Call: Anna Stone’s Daring Ride to Valley Forge.” This presentation will be held on the first floor of the Rock Ford Barn. Event is free, but registration is required by emailing office@HistoricRockFord.org or calling 717-392-7223 ext. 103.
In 1778, war may be men’s business but that doesn’t stop Anna Stone from getting involved in the fight for liberty. When her soldier husband and brothers face starvation at Valley Forge, Anna is not content to pray and worry. She gets on her horse and strikes out alone over two hundred miles of rough roads to bring them life-sustaining supplies.
Eighty miles from her destination, Anna learns of a plot to overthrow General Washington and replace him with a commander who will surrender. With the fate of the American Revolution in her hands, she agrees to carry a message of warning and races to reach Valley Forge before one of the conspirators, who is in hot pursuit, can intercept her.
The book is based on true events, and stars the author’s 6x great-grandmother, Anna Asbury Stone. The author will have copies of the book available for purchase and personalization. Cash, check, credit card, Venmo and Zelle accepted for payment.