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Preserving The Great Griswold

George Griswold was one of the nations earliest American stone carvers. He was a pioneer in incorporating aft with memorial stones. A historic cemetery becomes that much more historical if a site is marked with Griswold’s work. Prior to his … Continue reading

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A Site Unmarked

Dear State Historic Preservation Office, In the search to identify a site for the underground railroad in Suffield, CT, we in the American Studies class at Suffield Academy found an interesting and important player in the Connecticut Underground Railroad story. As … Continue reading

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Standing on the shoulders of giants, A bad thing?

   As much as we wish to do all of our findings on our own, we must rely on some of the work others have already done. In our search we have come across many different figure in and around … Continue reading

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A Review of Sources

“Tracking the Truth of the Underground Railroad” by Steve Grant http://articles.courant.com/2002-09-29/news/0209291449_1_connecticut-historical-commission-connecticut-river-connecticut-s-underground-railroad This is a good source for getting an idea on local history of the UGRR as it gives an up to date status on local sites in which have … Continue reading

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A Stone of Reference

“A native African was drowned while bathing in the centre basin Aug. 1841. He was one of the Company of Slaves under Cinque on board the Schooner Amistad who asserted their rights & took possession of the vessel after having … Continue reading

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Ross Farm: A Runaway’s Heaven.

Purchased in 1841, the Ross Farm soon became a main resource center for abolitionists and former slaves both living and passing through Florence, MA. The owners, Samuel Hill and Austin Ross, soon turned the home into the headquarters of the … Continue reading

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The Investigation of John Brown

While investigating the Underground Railroad in West Suffield, it is very important to look at the geographic location of our community with respects to the nearby towns as well. It is known that to our south Farmington is a well-known … Continue reading

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