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Old 02-06-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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What are some Underground RR communities in your area, if there are any?
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I don't think I've been to a single historic site in the Eastern U.S. where the tour guide failed to mention, "And this was an important stop on the Underground Railroad." Man that RR stopped everywhere! I hope there was a Freedom Express on that route.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Mount Union, PA (small town in central Pennsylvania) still has a decent-sized African-American population dating from its time as an Underground Railroad location.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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New Bedford MA, aside from being the nation's premier fishing and whaling port, was a huge part of the Underground Railroad. In fact, abolishonist, Fredrick Douglas even made it his home.

more info on NB's role in the underground railroad:
Black History of New Bedford, Massachusetts, the Underground Railroad for Runaway Slaves - Associated Content
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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Mount Union, PA (small town in central Pennsylvania) still has a decent-sized African-American population dating from its time as an Underground Railroad location.
interesting, I like hearing about towns like this that not too many people know about, but have had diversity in for a long time in communities that people wouldn't think there would be. I did see that it is 11% Black and this seems high for a communitiy of about 2500 in Central PA near Altoona.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:42 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My dad, who was a Civil War history buff, once showed me a house in Darlington PA (Beaver Co) that was supposedly a stop on the underground RR.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:45 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Ashe County, North Carolina, has a Mount Jefferson with a cave that was used to hide slaves on the trail North.

http://www.blueridgeheritage.com/NaturalHeritage/StateParksandForests/MountJefferson/index.html (broken link)

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Warren, Ohio was a stop on the underground railroad.

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Old 02-06-2009, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Washington, PA is a satellite city of Pittsburgh. This 200 year old house was the center of the anti-slavery movement (and stop on the underground railroad) in S.W. PA, and is one of only 6 or 7 sites in the U.S. of its kind.





house (http://www.wchspa.org/html/house.htm - broken link)
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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This article was in our paper today........
Sutliffs active in Underground Railroad - TribToday.com - News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Tribune Chronicle - Warren, OH
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