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Alum Bank in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Benjamin Walker Homestead

 
 
Benjamin Walker Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
1. Benjamin Walker Homestead Marker
Inscription. Before and during the Civil War, Benjamin Walker, Abner Walker, Sr. and George Harbaugh worked closely with African American Underground Railroad conductors John Fiddler, Elisa Rouse and Joseph Crawley. Hundreds of fugitive slaves were led from the PA border through Bedford County via the Walker Homestead, across the mountain and north to freedom. Participation in the UGRR was dangerous, due to the proximity to the MD border.
 
Erected 2006 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 11.632′ N, 78° 36.599′ W. Marker is in Alum Bank, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Rainbow Drive and Beutman Road, on the right when traveling west on Rainbow Drive. Touch for map. Rainbow Drive is a private drive and the house is on private property. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 Rainbow Drive, Alum Bank PA 15521, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Beginning of Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service (approx. 10.2 miles away); Forbes Road (approx. 10.2 miles away); Forbes Camp (approx. 10.2 miles away); Shawnee Cabins
Benjamin Walker Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 10, 2015
2. Benjamin Walker Homestead Marker
Note: Private Property-No Trespassing-407 Sign
(approx. 10.2 miles away); Old Log Church (approx. 10.3 miles away); Rural Electrification (approx. 10.5 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 10.8 miles away); a different marker also named Forbes Road (approx. 10.8 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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