The Underground Railroad
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 41° 55.074 W 085° 54.978
16T E 589865 N 4641228
Quick Description: The Underground Railroad created tension between the North and South.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2007 4:24:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM25PC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member S5280ft
Views: 93

Long Description:
This Historic Marker, located in Vandalia's Milo Barnes Park, says:

The Underground Railroad
Vandalia, prior to the Civil War, was the junction of two important "lines" of the "Underground Railroad." Slaves fleeing through Indiana and Illinois came to Cass County, where Quakers and others gave them shelter. Fugitives seeking a refuge in Canada were guided to "stations" to the east. Many stayed here and built a unique Neqro rural colony. Slave-hunting by Kentuckians led to legal action and increased North-South tensions.

Historical Name: Quakers

Description:
Vandalia, prior to the Civil War, was the junction of two important "lines" of the "Underground Railroad." Slaves fleeing through Indiana and Illinois came to Cass County, where Quakers and others gave them shelter. Fugitives seeking a refuge in Canada were guided to "stations" to the east. Many stayed here and built a unique Neqro rural colony. Slave-hunting by Kentuckians led to legal action and increased North-South tensions.


Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: S0137

Historical Date: Not listed

website: Not listed

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