Un­der­ground Rail­road house in In­di­ana gets his­tor­i­cal marker

South Florida Times - - PRAYERFUL LIVING - Har­riet Tub­man

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - An Un­der­ground Rail­road safe house in In­di­ana has re­ceived a his­tor­i­cal marker.

The Lafayette chap­ter of the Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion un­veiled the marker on Satur­day. It com­mem­o­rates the work of Quaker cou­ple Bud­dell and El­iz­a­beth Sleeper, who helped ru­n­away slaves es­cape to Canada.

The Sleep­ers moved to the area in 1835.The marker will de­tail their con­tri­bu­tions to the Un­der­ground Rail­road, such as hid­ing run­aways un­der a trap door and shield­ing them with bags of wheat as they trans­ported them to the next safe house.

DAR his­to­rian Kather­ineWin­dle Cox says the group was able to raise $6,300 for the project, dou­ble the or­ga­ni­za­tion's fundrais­ing goal. The ex­tra funds will be used for a live sto­ry­telling event about the Un­der­ground Rail­road.


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