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Jacksonville Committee Gives Tours of Underground Railroad Sites
You may not know it, but the Underground Railroad came through central Illinois. Sunday, the Underground Railroad Committee took people on a tour of nine railroad sites in the Jacksonville area.
Committee members were dressed in costumes to talk about the brave people who helped fugitive slaves find freedom. From the 1830s up to the Civil War, dozens of fugitive slaves arrived in Jacksonville.
Click here for more information on Jacksonville's historic Underground Railroad.