By ANNA WALTERS Reporter, Amherst Bee – In 1813, Sarah Lovejoy chose to defend her home, sending her son into the woods, as the burning of Buffalo filled the city with smoke.
Although Lovejoy’s home was ransacked and burned to the ground, Lovejoy Street now stands on the east side of Buffalo in her memory.
“We have such a strong history that I think a lot of people don’t know. You can drive down these streets every day and not think about it,” said Angela Keppel, author of the blog “Discovering Buffalo, One Street at a Time.”
According to the blog, Lovejoy was the only woman killed in the defense of Buffalo when it was burned by the British during the War of 1812.
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