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1848 Root House

 
 
1848 Root House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 1, 2014
1. 1848 Root House Marker
Inscription.
"Underground Railroad" site
Home of abolitionists Martha
and Thomas Root. Fugitives
were hidden in wagons under
produce and taken to Canada.

 
Erected by Cambria Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 10.154′ N, 78° 52.476′ W. Marker is in Cambria, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is on Upper Mountain Road 1.7 miles west of Shawnee Road (New York State Route 425), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in the hamlet of Pekin on Upper Mountain Road between NY 425 and NY 429. Upper Mountain Road passes over NY Route 429; it is a grade-separated junction. Upper Mountain Road follows the rim of the Niagara Escarpment. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3106 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn NY 14132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldier's Memorial (approx. mile away); DEC. 19th, 1813 (approx. 2.5 miles away); Howell's Tavern (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dickersonville Cemetery (approx. 3.5 miles away); North Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ransomville Schools
1848 Root House Marker - Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 1, 2014
2. 1848 Root House Marker - Westward
Trees line the road frontage, making the marker difficult to notice.
(approx. 4.7 miles away); The C-119G "Flying Boxcar" (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" (approx. 4.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambria.
 
Also see . . .  The Underground Railroad in Pekin... TownofCambria.com provides a history of the Root House: ...in September, 1853, Thomas Root of Pekin along with more than 60 other Niagara County leaders called on the people of Niagara County, regardless of political party to support the nomination of those who would be in favor of repealing the fugitive slave law and in favor of “free discussion.” (Submitted on October 12, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RR
 
1848 Root House Marker - Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 1, 2014
3. 1848 Root House Marker - Eastward
1848 Root House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 1, 2014
4. 1848 Root House Marker
1848 Root House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 1, 2014
5. 1848 Root House
1848 Root House Cenotaph image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 1, 2014
6. 1848 Root House Cenotaph
1848 Root House Cenotaph image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 1, 2014
7. 1848 Root House Cenotaph
...In 1992, the Root home, which is now owned by our very own Deputy Town Historian, Gail Reinbird and her husband Dan, received one of the Underground Railroad “stations” sculptures from the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University as part of a public art project. The locations for the sculptures were selected because of their role in the Underground Railroad or influence on the abolitionist movement in the Niagara region. The Castellani features a permanent exhibit on the Underground Railroad and the public art project. - Townofcambria.com
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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