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Near Johnstown in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2014
1. Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker
Immediately after its unveiling
Inscription. In February 1837, two slaves, brothers Patrick and Abraham, escaped from a farm in Bath, Va. As they made their way to freedom, bounty hunters pursued them and they were wounded. Both black and white abolitionists assisted them on their way through Pennsylvania. They were aided here by William Slick, whose farm was a regular stop on the Underground Railroad. Although taken into custody in Johnstown, they escaped without trial or recapture.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 17.679′ N, 78° 52.153′ W. Marker is near Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Bedford Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 756) and Lamberd Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Bedford Avenue. Click for map. Located in the Geistown section of Johnstown. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown PA 15909, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapin Arch (approx. 2.8 miles away); St. John Cathedral (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Tribune Building (approx. 3.3 miles
Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2014
2. Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker
away); Sgt. John T. Boxler (approx. 3.3 miles away); Greater Johnstown Flood Victims (approx. 3.3 miles away); Johnstown Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Joseph Johns (approx. 3.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Johnstown.
 
More about this marker. The marker dedication ceremony was held Saturday, June 14, 2014.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican Americans
 
Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2014
3. Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker
Marker being unveiled by Dr. Barbara Zaborowski and Joseph Sernell, President of Geistown Borough
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2014
4. Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker
Marker organization group and fellow dignitaries after the unveiling of the marker at the dedication ceremony
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 14, 2014
5. Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker Dedication
Dr. Barbara Zaborowski, of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, with the welcoming and introductions
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By Mike Wintermantel
6. Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker Dedication Program
Front and Back covers
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By Mike Wintermantel
7. Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham Marker Dedication Program
Inside
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   6, 7. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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