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Slavery

Slavery was practiced in the American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, and helped propel the United States into the Civil War. Learn more about slavery in America.

hidden room in a house for the underground railroad.  There were hidden rooms in England during Cromwell's time...to hide the Catholic Priests.

hidden room in a house for the underground railroad. There were hidden rooms in England during Cromwell's time...to hide the Catholic Priests.

A box-bed is a bed enclosed in furniture that looks like a cupboard, half-opened or not.The box-bed is closed on all sides by panels of wood. One enters it by removing curtains, opening a door hinge or sliding doors on one or two slides. In front of the box-bed was often a large oaken chest, with the same length as the bed. This was the 'seat of honour,' and served also as a step for climbing into the bed. It was also used to store clothing, underwear and bedding the rest of the time

Old Bathroom Vanity into Built In Bed | The Homestead Survival

A box-bed is a bed enclosed in furniture that looks like a cupboard, half-opened or not.The box-bed is closed on all sides by panels of wood. One enters it by removing curtains, opening a door hinge or sliding doors on one or two slides. In front of the box-bed was often a large oaken chest, with the same length as the bed. This was the 'seat of honour,' and served also as a step for climbing into the bed. It was also used to store clothing, underwear and bedding the rest of the time

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Underground Railroad Routes to Freedom

American History

AP Course in American History Complete Chronicles of American History — 50 Volumes for high school students (scroll down half-way) American History — articles, ordered chronologically a…

Underground Railroad Secret Rooms | ... hidden room in the basement. The room had a false wall, covered by a

Underground Railroad becomes reality in Lewis, Iowa - The Walking Tourists

When you think of the Underground Railroad during the days of slavery in the United States, do you realize there were stops in our area? There are three known “stations” along the railroad in Nebraska and Iowa – John Brown’s Cave in Nebraska City, Tabor House in Tabor, Iowa, and the Hitchcock House in Lewis, […]

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Michigan Underground Railroad Secret Room Tour

I live in a house in Southern Michigan that was used as an Underground Railroad Station. The original house is a 2 story wood framed Salt Box that was constructed in 1834. It is …

In the basement of the Levi Coffin house, in Fountain City, In., this unusual feature helped conceal the number of people inside his eight-room house.     The Coffin house became known as the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad.

In the basement of the Levi Coffin house, in Fountain City, In., this unusual feature helped conceal the number of people inside his eight-room house. The Coffin house became known as the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad.

10 Amazing Secret Passages, Tunnels and Mysterious Hidden Rooms Underground Railroad in Indiana

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Many buildings have secret passages and hidden rooms, from the old tunnels of Dover castle to weird houses like Gillette & the Winchester Mystery House.

The entrance to the garret could be easily hidden by pushing a bed in front of it. The space was extremely tiny.....

Levi Coffin House played a significant role in Underground Railroad - The Indiana Insider Blog

If you found yourself driving through Fountain City in east central Indiana, you might drive right past the red brick Levi Coffin House without giving it much consideration. But the house, built in 1839, was one of the stops of

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PHOTOS: Underground Railroad B&Bs Offer A Cozy Look At Raw History

The book case in the plush room upstairs still opens into a secret passage, but the spot where slaves fled through a trap door is now occupied by a jacuz...

The cellar of the Lucius Read House where runaway slaves were hidden on the Underground Railroad

The cellar of the Lucius Read House where runaway slaves were hidden on the Underground Railroad

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Michigan Underground Railroad Secret Room Tour

I live in a house in Southern Michigan that was used as an Underground Railroad Station. The original house is a 2 story wood framed Salt Box that was constructed in 1834. It is …