Niagara Gazette

Opinion

February 12, 2013

BRADBERRY: Underground Railroad sites dot city, region

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Niagara Gazette — On Jan. 11, 1853, abolitionist orator, editor, and Minister Samuel Ringgold Ward, who had escaped from slavery with his parents when he was three years old, traveled across the river to Canada on the Youngstown ferry.

The NFUGRR Commission, working with its consultants is planning to develop a series of tours designed to complement other existing historic assets, enhance and enrich visitor as well as resident’s experiences while boosting economic development potential throughout the region.

It’s about time…

Contact Bill at bill.bradberry@yahoo.com

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