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Hyde Park in Ulster County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walk To Freedom

 
 
Walk To Freedom Marker image. Click for full size.
June 17, 2015
1. Walk To Freedom Marker
Inscription.  In Oct 1828 Sojourner Truth walked this road from West Park to Rifton leaving slavery behind for a life of freedom
 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 231.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
 
Location. 41° 47.788′ N, 73° 57.723′ W. Marker is in Hyde Park, New York, in Ulster County. Marker is on Floyd Ackert Road south of Park Lane, on the left when traveling south. Next to Joseph H. Clark Recreational Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Floyd Ackert Road, Hyde Park NY 12538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Burroughs (approx. mile away); Church of the Ascension (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hyde Park RR Station (approx. one mile away); St. James Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Reformed Dutch (approx. 1.3 miles away); Reformed Dutch Church Hyde Park
<i>Sojourner Truth seated... </i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, 1863
2. Sojourner Truth seated...
Full title is, per LOC: Sojourner Truth seated with photograph of her grandson, James Caldwell of Co. H, 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, on her lap

Photograph shows portrait of abolitionist Sojourner Truth wearing polka dotted dress and holding cased photograph of her grandson, who was a prisoner-of-war at James Island, South Carolina between 1863 and 1865.

(approx. 1.4 miles away); Hyde Park World War I Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hyde Park Vietnam War Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hyde Park.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2018, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2018, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York.   2. submitted on January 2, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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