A chocolate shop? No, no, its namesake: Laura Ingersoll Secord.
What she did
Trek about 30 km through difficult terrain in 1813 to warn the British of an impending American attack.
What she didn’t do
Go barefoot or drag a cow along or encounter American sentries.
What we don’t know
Whether she was first with the news. The British officer she warned later supported her application for a war pension (unsuccessfully) but was unable to say for certain that she got there before Mohawk scouts had already warned him.
Why it doesn’t matter
She did something brave and hard. That’s enough, yeah?
What to do if you want to know more
Watch the Laura Secord Heritage Minute.
Read her biography on the War of 1812 website.