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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CZP_leavenworth_Leavenworth-KS.html
Leavenworth was founded in June, 1854, although it was not incorporated until the following summer. During the territorial struggle which flared between proslavery and Free-State forces, the city was the scene of many incidents which contributed t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8W3_jeremiah-stansel-house_Springboro-OH.html
This house was built as the home of Jeremiah and Nancy (Gregg) Stansel. Jeremiah's father, Henry Stansel, was a friend of Daniel Boone. Although not a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), Jeremiah is thought to have assisted runaway slaves,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM135Z_mary-ann-shadd-cary_Toronto-ON.html
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was an anti-slavery activist, an advocate for the rights of women, and a pioneering woman newspaper editor and publisher. The daughter of a free African American shoemaker and abolitionist, Shadd began a life of teaching at age…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1BA6_old-stone-church_Osawatomie-KS.html
One of the first churches in Kansas, this church was built by a Congregationalist group and is typical of the church structures built during pioneering days in Kansas. It was dedicated to public worship in 1861, and its first pastor was the Revere…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMY1S_john-brown-tannery_Townville-PA.html
John Brown of Ossawatomie and Harper's Ferry worked here as a tanner, 1825-35. The nearby house was then his home. His first wife and son are buried near.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8VT_tommy-miller-house_Springboro-OH.html
Tommy Miller had this house built on the foundation of an earlier home that had served for a time as a parsonage for the Methodist church. Possible traces of an Underground Railroad hiding place from that earlier era are still evident in the basem…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM12YJ_the-lost-speech_Bloomington-IL.html
Horace Greeley's New York Tribune reported on the Bloomington convention for its national readership: "It was most emphatically a convention of the people, where all classes, opinions and shades of belief were represented—-but all inspired w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM18YK_salem-chapel-british-methodist-episcopal-church_St.-Catharines-ON.html
Salem Chapel, built in 1855, was an important centre of 19th-century abolitionist and civil rights activity in Canada. Harriet Tubman, the famous Underground Railroad "conductor", lived near here from 1851 to 1858 and is traditionally associated w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM14BX_john-campbell-memorial-home_Ironton-OH.html
John Campbell (1818-1891), founder of Ironton, was an ironmaster and president of the Ohio Iron & Coal Company, a Presbyterian, and an abolitionist. This house and barn, which he built in 1850, became a stop on the Underground Railroad for slaves …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM4E1_the-first-unitarian-church-of-baltimore_Baltimore-MD.html
In 1817, when Baltimore Town boasted 60,000 inhabitants and Mount Vernon Place was still a forest, a group of leading citizens met in the home of Henry Payson "to form a religious society and build a church for Christians who are Unitarian and che…
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