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Birthplace of John T. Trowbridge
Poet; author of “Darius Green and His Flying Machine”
What was there
The log cabin home of famed children’s author and abolitionist John Townsend Trowbridge.
What is there now
A modern, private, suburban home in a mixed residential/farming community, adjacent to the Spencerport, NY school district.
Although John Townsend Trowbridge is most remembered for his works of juvenile fiction, such as “Darius Green and His Flying-Machine”, and his detailed survey of a post Civil War south in “The South: A Tour of Its Battlefields and Ruined Cities”, his political works pushed the social boundaries of the latter half of the 1800s. His anti-slavery novel, “Neighbor Jackwood”, is a 400 page tome following the journey of an escaped slave.
- John Trowbridge was born on September 18, 1827 in Ogden, New York and died February 12, 1916
- Trowbridge wrote numerous works under the pseudonym of Paul Creyton.
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