Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

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  • Camp Nelson
  • You are certainly welcome boys and don't forget that the "Grand Central Station" wagon will be here in the morning so go get some rest it is going to be a long wagon ride to Indiana.
  • Thank you so much Mr. Gustine  for letting us stay here and for using the "Quilt Code".
  • Levi Coffin House
  • Thank you so much Mr. and Mrs. Coffin for letting us stay here. so when is the "station" wagon arriving?
  • It is going to be a long ride to Illinois tomorrow I suggest you two go get some sleep so will Levi.
  • So are you one of Mr.Coffin's friends? Oh and sir thank you so much for helping us.
  • Graue Mill
  • What is your name sir and thank you so much for helping us.
  • Don't forget boys I will drive you both to your next hiding place in the morning now go get some rest.
  • You are certainly welcome and my name is Jesse Coffin at your service.
  • Camp Nelson was a large Union quartermaster and commissary depot, recruitment and training center, and Hospital Facility located in southern Jessamine County, Kentucky, six miles south of Nicholasville. They also used the "Quilt Code' to let the slaves know that it was safe. Located in Kentucky.
  • Jordan House
  • Your friend Jesse Coffin said you could help us escape to freedom.
  • Hello my name is James C. Jordan and I own the Jordan House. 
  • Levi and Catharine Coffin were legendary in helping many former slaves escape to freedom in the North.  Levi is often referred to as the President of the Underground Railroad. Life for a runaway slave was full of hazards. The journey to freedom meant traveling only a few miles at night, using the North Star as a map and trying to avoid search parties located in Indiana.
  • Milton House
  • Well hello my name is Phillip and this is my brother Tim can you help us to freedom.
  • I will take you two to the Graue Mill one of my friends works there he will help you out so will the owner.
  • Yes I can sure can help you boys escape to freedom in the morning I will be leaving to visit my grandmother. That is when you will ride in the back of the wagon to hide.
  • The mill served as a "station" on the Underground Railroad that transported slaves to liberation from plantations in the South. Instead,  it was a cooperative  effort of slaves seeking freedom and free blacks , whites, and Native Americans who opposed slavery and helped them reach safety. Located in Illinois.
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Yes sir and thank you again for everything and we will try to visit on Sundays. Goodbye!
  • You are certainly welcome boys come back to this church whenever you like the slave owners never check here on Sundays. 
  • Jordan's House was a known  
  • Well hello my name is Phillip and my brothers name is Timothy and we are trying to get to freedom.
  • Yes I can I will drive you up to the Milton House at sunrise now go get some rest.
  • Once in the kitchen the slaves were slipped into a dark makeshift root cellar through a trap door that covered a hole that led to a 45-foot long tunnel, only about three-and-a-half feet in height. Located in Wisconsin.
  • Thank you so much sir the place we need to be is Second Baptist Church.
  • Hello my  name is Joseph Goodrich and I own the Milton House.
  • Michigan's oldest African-American church. For 29 years, Second Baptist was the last stop of the Underground Railroad travelers' journey to Canada during the mid-19th century.The Second Baptist Church, featuring subdued Gothic elements, was constructed in 1914 to replace an earlier church building. Located in Michigan.
  • Thank you so much Pastor for letting us cross over your border.
  • Hello I am the Pastor here at Second Baptist Church.
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