Though born into a prosperous whaling family, Rodman committed himself to the city's working poor. He and his wife Susan were founding members of the New Bedford Benevolent Society, created "to devise some means for the relief of the physical and moral wants of the poor of this town." In the 1830s he began championing the abolition of slavery. While whaling wealth is apparent in the city's historic houses, the owners' lives reflected some of the powerful social issues of the time.
|Placed By||National Parks Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 2:43am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 339726 N 4611190|
|Decimal Degrees||41.63635000, -70.92430000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 38.181', W 70° 55.458'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 38' 10.86" N, 70° 55' 27.48" W|
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|Area Code(s)||508, 774|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 70 N 2nd St, New Bedford MA 02740, US|
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