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Friday, February 24, 2012

Deborah Champion

Everyone knows the story of Paul Revere, but five months after his historic ride, a 22-year-old woman by the name of Deborah Champion rode her horse all the way from New London, Connecticut, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the Army's payroll and dispatches for General George Washington himself. Little is known about her ride, except that she wore a scarlet cape and hid her face at one point from a British soldier so he’d think she was an old woman and let her pass, which he did. Not even Paul Revere had to worry about being accosted by the enemy, but then, he wasn’t an in-your-face woman.

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