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Elizabeth Zane


On September 12, 1782, Elizabeth Zane made a daring run to procure gunpowder for the defenders of Fort Henry, who were besieged by a Native American force.

Learn more:
"Betty Zane, Lydia Boggs, and Molly Scott: The Gunpowder Exploits at Fort Henry"
Elizabeth Zane's Daring Run
Sources on Elizabeth Zane
"Kids Erected Memorial to Betty Zane: Story of Famous Dash With Powder Carried in History"
"Story of Fort Henry"
Images of Elizabeth Zane at Fort Henry


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