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    • Historical perspectives: county drew free blacks

    • Lasselle, Hyacinth, 1777-1843; Osborn, John Willson, 1794-1866; Kinney, Amory, 1791-1859; Lost Creek (Vigo County, Ind.); Anderson, Jordan; Burnett (Ind.); Linton (Ind.);
    • Article describes African-Americans who lived in Terre Haute in the nineteenth century. Continuation of "Black heritage bountiful" article of Feb. 16, 1997.
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Slavery days

    • Antislavery movements -- United States; Abolition movement; Slave trade; Fugitive slaves; Slave trade; Slavery; Slaves;
    • Four typed pages which relate the experiences of some former slaves who lived around Greencastle, Indiana. The piece was taken from the Rockville Republican, April 11, 1929.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church

    • African Americans; Churches; Methodist Episcopal churches;
    • One typed page including photograph; brief history of the Allen Chapel African Methodist-Episcopal Church, western Indiana's oldest African-American church. Individuals mentioned include William Bass, Polly Bass, Nelson Bass, Nancy Bass, William...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Centennial pageant participants 1916

    • Beechwood Park (Rockville, Ind.); Pageants -- Indiana -- Rockville; Clothing & dress; Carts & wagons -- Indiana -- Parke County -- Rockville; Hobbs, Barnabas C. (Barnabas Coffin), 1815-1892;
    • Photograph of some of the pageant participants that were part of Episode 3, Scene 3 of "Barnabas C. Hobbs and the Underground Railroad". The man pictured portrays Barnabas Hobbs, posing in the photograph with his wife, Rebecca.
    • Centennial pageant participants 1916

    • Parke County (Ind.); Hobbs, Barnabas C. (Barnabas Coffin), 1815-1892; Pageants; Clothing & dress; Group portraits; Theatrical productions;
    • Photograph of the pageant participants in episode 3, scene 3 of "Barnabas C. Hobbs and the Underground Railroad".
    • 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.

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