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Youngstown walk to spotlight four notable women

YOUNGSTOWN – Historic walking tours continue at 6 p.m. Saturday with “Women’s Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812.” Participants should meet in the Peace Garden in Falkner Park.

The tour, presented by the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee, will offer nuggets gleaned from research into the lives of four women who survived the burning of the hamlet known then as “Young’s Town,” on Dec. 19, 1813, in retaliation for the Americans’ burning of Niagara, Upper Canada, on Dec. 10, 1813.

The four women to be profiled are Catherine Young of Niagara and Rebecca Swain, Agnes Greensitt and Betsy Doyle, all of Young’s town.

The walks are free, but donations are accepted. The roughly hour-and-a-half walk is suitable for children age 10 and older. For more information, visit: