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    • Railroads

    • Underground railroad; Fugitive slaves; Slaves; Haunted houses;
    • This is a typesript of an oral interview with Earl Lilly, Jr. about a house that was part of the Underground Railroad location unknown.
    • Underground railroad in Vigo and Vermillion counties

    • Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Fugitive slaves; Slaves; Slavery; Vigo County (Ind.);
    • Three typed pages which give general information about the underground railroad in Indiana and information about Vigo County in some detail. The third page consists of a map of the underground railroad shwoing its routes and stops in different...
    • Underground railway

    • Antislavery movements -- United States; Abolition movement; Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Parke County; Fugitive slaves; Slavery; Slaves;
    • Four typed pages which were written by Mrs. Harlan B. Newlin of Bloomingdale, who's father Alfred Hadley ran a stop on the underground railroad. She lists the reasons the underground railroad was established and the ways in which the escaped slaves...
    • Steele home

    • Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Slavery; Slaves;
    • Two typed pages which talks some about the underground railroad and mentions the Steele home of Terre Haute as a stop on the underground railroad.
    • Underground railway

    • Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Parke County; Antislavery movements -- United States; Abolition movement; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926;
    • Three typed pages that discuss the underground railroad and the station that operated out of Bloomingdale, Indiana. It talks about how some of the slaves were helped and why they were helped.
    • Underground Railway station

    • Folklore; Fugitive slaves; Slavery; Antislavery movements -- United States; Abolition movement; Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Parke County;
    • One typed page which gives the location of a monument erected in memory of Alfred and Rhoda Hadley who helped with the Underground Railroad.
    • Levi Coffin

    • Coffin, Levi, 1798-1877; Underground railroad system; Quakers; Teachers;
    • One typed page including photograph; biography of Levi Coffin, the unofficial "president" of the Underground Railroad. Other individuals mentioned include Benjamin White, Ambrose Whitlock, Williamson Dunn, Moses Hoggatt, William Durham, Catharine...
    • Days of slavery

    • Slavery; Slaves; Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Parke County; Antislavery movements -- United States; Abolition movement;
    • Four typed pages which relate some memories of people in the Rockville who had experiences with slavery in some form or another. It talkes about the Hadley's farm being a stop on the underground railroad and other local people who helped slaves,...
    • Tale

    • Folklore; Slavery; Slaves; Fugitive slaves; Escapes; Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Parke County; Antislavery movements -- United States; Abolition movement;
    • One typed page which relates a story about a couple named Alfred and Rhoda Hadley who lived in Bloomingdale, Indiana. They helped conduct on the Underground Railroad and the story is about how they helped a set of escaped slaves get safetly away...
    • Story of ex-slave

    • Terre Haute (Ind.);Underground railroad; Slavery; Slave trade; Slaves;Barton, Robert
    • Two typed pages which contains a short biography of Robert Barton who was a slave in Lancaster Kentucky. It mentions the underground railroad briefly.
    • Nelle Filbeck Steele letter

    • Underground railroad -- Indiana -- Vigo County; Dwellings;Steele, Nelle Filbeck;
    • Two typed pages which contain an letter written by Mrs. Nelle Filbeck Steele. Mrs. Steele lived in a home known to be a stop on the underground railroad in Terre Haute, Indiana. She gives information about the Steele home.
    • Al Capone

    • Criminals; Hiding; Underground railroad; Illinois; Bread & soup lines; Prohibition;
    • Barbara Vlahos's transcribed interview of Missy Smith's about three different stories. The first story is about Al Capone. According to Smith, Capone had a house in Skylar County, Illinois, and he ran liquor through there as a bootlegger. The...
    • Perrysville, Indiana, Vermillion County

    • Cities & towns; City & town life; Jails; Underground railroad system; Schools; Churches; Public libraries;
    • Three typed pages describing Perrysville, Indiana. The population of Perrysville was 435. Names mentioned in the report include: Collett, W.C. Johnson, Col. Blair, Paul Hanover, Commodore Perry. "This is a farming community and the people who do...
    • Steele home

    • Historic buildings; Dwellings; Steele, Malcolm;
    • Three typed pages which talk about the historic home known as the Steele house. The house was a stop on the underground railroad.

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