Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lincoln's Friends on the Underground Railroad

LINCOLN'S FRIENDS ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD to be topic of August TCGHS meeting (Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society).

Dale Kuntz presents Abraham Lincoln's Friends on the Underground Railroad in Tazewell County . The story of the Underground Railroad in Tazewell County is both exciting and interesting!

Find out who Mr. Free was! Learn what Julius Bascomb did! See how Abe Lincoln got involved in Tazewell County cases dealing with slavery! View maps and photos of places spread all across Tazewell County involved in the “ flight to freedom ” !

Slavery touched Tazewell County during the first half of the 19th century. The Underground Railroad was part of that. Fugitive slaves fled north to freedom. Some Tazewell County folks helped them in their flight. Others aided in their capture and return. Tempers flared, guns discharged, and families split up.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00PM at the TCGHS Ehrlicher Research Center, 719 N 11th St., Pekin. Regular membership meeting will follow his presentation. For more information about TCGHS or the meeting phone 309-477-3044 or visit

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