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Sandusky in Erie County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Underground Railroad

 
 
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By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
1. Underground Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Many homes in Sandusky and other parts of Erie County were stations on the Underground Railroad before and during the Civil War. Residents provided food, shelter, clothing, and transportation to Canada. Harriet Beecher Stowe used Sandusky as the gate to freedom for the run-away slaves in her book "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
 
Erected by Erie Country Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
 
Location. 41° 27.441′ N, 82° 42.823′ W. Marker is in Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie County. Marker is on East Shoreline Dr east of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 233 E Shoreline Dr, Sandusky OH 44870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. G.A. Boeckling Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hubbard Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company (about 300 feet away); State Theatre (about 400 feet away); Donahue Hardware
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
2. Underground Railroad Marker
(about 500 feet away); Jay Cooke (about 600 feet away); Sandusky / Erie County (approx. 0.2 miles away); “The Early Birds” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandusky.
 
More about this marker. The text repeats itself on the opposite side of the marker.
 
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
3. Underground Railroad Marker
The opposite side repeats the text.
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
4. Underground Railroad Marker
Underground Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 16, 2014
5. Underground Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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