Erie man discovers metropolis's earliest recognized Underground Railroad station

the state of affairs of a beforehand unknown Underground Railroad station in Erie shall be commemorated by a mannequin new state historic marker, due to a retired Erie engineer.

The Erie station was operated by freed Black woman Emma Howell and husband James Ford, who twice escaped slavery, at their East twelfth and Parade road house two centuries in the past. Their story was uncovered by Kevin Johnson, who noticed a level out of the station in a footnote.


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