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Kansas group wants to honor Underground Railroad site


February 23, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Though Lawrence proudly touts its abolitionist past, one of the only standing Underground Railroad stops in the city is being used for nothing more than storage.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city-owned property was originally the barn of abolitionist settlers Joel and Emily Grover, and dates back to the territorial days of Kansas. Its limestone walls once hid fleeing slaves, including a group led by well-known abolitionist John Brown. Now, the space and those stories seem locked away.

But a local preservation group is trying to change that. Kerry Alten...

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