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TICONDEROGA | Abraham Lincoln was a simple man, a humble log splitter with a self-deprecating wit and homespun tastes whose mettle was formed when he was tossed into the cauldron of the Civil War. more

The Sun

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FERRISBURGH | Best-selling author and historian Kate Clifford Larson will speak about the enduring myth surrounding quilt patterns and the Underground Railroad on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m., at Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh. more

The Vermont Eagle

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AUSABLE | It was just after 9:30 a.m. when a small group boarded a white bus behind Ausable Chasm, blue folders full of historic snapshots in hand, and puttered off past vast swaths of farmland. more

The Sun

AUSABLE CHASM |  The North Star Underground Railroad Museum has enhanced its mini-bus tours of anti-slavery and Underground Railroad sites in Keeseville and Peru. more

The Sun

ESSEX | Women will take the spotlight at Essex Community Church this month in a series of free presentations. more

The Sun

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In the case of Vermont’s famous Smugglers Notch, you can credit U.S. President Thomas Jefferson for (indirectly) naming the famous, canyon-like feature. more

The Vermont Eagle

Of course Margaret is right (“Newcomers to the North Country?” published in the Sept. 23 edition). more

Letters to the Editor

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BRANDON | The great 19th century orator and anti-slavery champion Fredrick Douglass recognized early on that the fight to free slaves in America would only happen with the help of women. more

The Vermont Eagle

received a fair amount of correspondence after the recent column titled “Misguided efforts.” more

Guest Columnists

Yes, Dan Alexander, “what took place 150 years ago really affects us today.” It doesn’t “just present an opportunity for some to further divide our nation.” more

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There seems to a deliberate lapse in logic on the part of Publisher Dan Alexander in his opinion piece, “Misguided Efforts.” more

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In a free society, there will always be those who go against the grain of conventional thinking and those who encourage them. more

Guest Columnists

AUSABLE – On Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. there will be a Mini-bus tour of Underground Railroad Sites in Peru and Keeseville. more

The Sun

SCHROON — Solomon Northup’s memoir “12 Years A Slave” was written in 1853. But his ancestors find lessons in revisiting the tale today. more

The Sun

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KEESEVILLE — The 18th annual Solomon Northup Day will be celebrated this year in three Adirondack towns Saturday July 16 and July 17. more

The Sun

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LAKE PLACID — Actor and activist Danny Glover, Albany civil rights leader Alice Green and youth advocate Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi Burgess were honored with the first Spirit of John Brown Freedom Awards at a ceremony Saturday, May 7. more

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LAKE PLACID —Actor and activist Danny Glover, Albany civil rights leader Alice Green and youth advocate Brother Yusuf Abdul-Wasi Burgess will be the first recipients of the Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award, to be awarded at the John Brown Day 2016. more

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AUSABLE CHASM— Officials at the North Country’s link to America’s horrific slave past are thrilled at the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. more

The Sun

Imagine being a runaway slave with worn-out clothes, limited water and food and no family besides a master. more

NCL Magazine

MIDDLEBURY — Mainstream church-going folks of the 19th and early 20th centuries frowned upon the activities of spiritualists. more

The Vermont Eagle

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