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Tag: "Harriet Tubman"

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

Where do the abolition movement, the plot of John Wilkes Booth & Company, and Manifest Destiny meet? Here, in Auburn, New York, of all places. We visited the William H. Seward Historic Site in this beautiful little Finger Lakes city. I fell in love with Auburn so dramatically that I think we are going to […]

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Gerrit Smith Estate, Peterboro, NY

Gerrit Smith Estate, Peterboro, NY

You may not have heard of Gerrit Smith, but in his day he was the man most responsible for the abolition movement in New York State. Gerrit Smith was the “Stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. We visited his old estate in Peterboro, NY.

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Travel Wanna-dos

Travel Wanna-dos

With spring right around the corner (as I ignore the falling snow and blustery winds out my window), we’re gearing up for another season of outdoor activity. The kids and I are hoping to go on an extended “Freedom Trail” trip, with drives out to historic sites and museums pertaining to the abolition of slavery […]