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Levi Lee’s Mill

The Search for Frederick Douglass’s Birthplace
Markers in the Landcape

 
Douglass wrote:
“Down in a little valley, not far from grandmammy’s cabin, stood Mr. Lee’s mill, where the people came often in large numbers to get their corn ground.  It was a watermill; and I never shall be able to tell the many things thought and felt, while I sat on the bank and watched that mill, and the turning of that ponderous wheel.  The mill-pond, too, had its charms; and with my pinhook, and thread line, I could get nibbles, if I could catch no fish.”  (My Bondage and My Freedom, ch. 2) Continue reading Levi Lee’s Mill
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