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  • Julia Archibald Holmes (1838 - 1887)
    On August 5, 1858, 20-year-old Julia Archibald Holmes reached the lofty 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak, perhaps the most famous mountain in the United States. Not only did Miss Holmes become the firs...
  • Henry G. Ludlow (1797 - 1867)
    Henry G. Ludlow (1797-1867) was an American minister and abolitionist, and one of those who worked with the New York Amistad Committee. He was a divinity student at Yale and then minister of the Fi...
  • Rachel Mendenhall (1792 - 1868)
    Find A Grave Memorial # 16635235. To view other pictures, go to the Media section. Rachel was active with her husband in the Underground Railroad movement, and their home was one of the stops on the ...
  • Thomas Garrett (1789 - 1871)
    Parents: Thomas & Sarah (Price) Garrett. Thomas & Margaret (Sharpless) Garrett were married in 1813 and to this union 5 children were born. Margaret died in 1828. In 1830 Thomas married Rachel Menden...
  • Sarah Pownall (1796 - 1852)
    Her son in law George Steele wrote in 1918: "Mrs. Sarah Pownall was the best and most capable woman I ever knew". Read the story here: Reminiscences of the Christiana riot From Bloody Dawn : The Chri...

The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.

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