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Underground Railroad

TICONDEROGA | Roughly 170 years ago, the North Country was home to a railroad that had nothing to do with steam engines and depots. The Underground Railroad was a clandestine network of safe houses for runaway slaves heading to Canada and freedom. Read 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. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Elizabeth Izzo

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. Read 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. Read more

The Sun

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FERRISBURGH | The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh is entering a new era with the appointment of a new director. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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Image courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum

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. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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CROWN POINT | Crown Point Central School received a grant from the International Paper Foundation to help support a new Family Literacy Program at the school, and they’re putting it to use. Read more

The Sun

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LAKE PLACID — Local destinations included in new I LOVE NY campaign: John Brown’s Farm, North Star Underground Railroad Museum Read more

The Sun

KEESEVILLE — A rally in support of refugees and of immigrants fleeing to Canada is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Underground Railroad Museum. Read more

The Sun

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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. Read more

The Sun

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

NCL Magazine