Tag Archives: underground railroad

Samuel Deming, His wife, and His home

This brief, but informative article helps shed light to the topic of abolitionist movement and the helping of the underground railroad in 1800 Farmington.  While it may not be the biggest of articles or the most important to surround Farmington … 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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Silk Company in Florence

Silk is a product that is found all over the world, considered a special item, used for many different products, and can be manufactured differently. The main purpose of silk however is to produce clothing however. This type of clothing … Continue reading

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Safe Houses in Farmington

During the slavery era in Connecticut Farmington was a hotspot for hiding slaves from the government , Farmington had a key part in the underground railroad. They had hidden the slaves and transport them to Springfield also it was an … Continue reading

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