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A ride on Salem’s Underground Railroad

Jeff Noble speaks to visitors as Jacob Heaton, one of the original abolitionists in Salem and owner of the land on which Hope Cemetery now sits. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)
Brian Grant portrays George W. Lucas, a wagoner for local abolitionists. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)
Rick Haldi, Jillian Pieren and Kathy Leguard as Daniel Bonsall, Young Susanna Myers and Martha (Sharp) Bonsall, respectively. Runaway slaves were housed at the Bonsall Farm a mile west of New Albany just outside of Salem and transported at night by Susanna Myers to the next stop on the Underground Railroad. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)
Terry Shears and Denise Sculli portray Joel and Sarah (Norris) MacMillan, who operated a bookstore out of their home on Southeast Boulevard near the current Grandview Cemetery where runaway slaves were hidden within the walls. Joel MacMillan also served from 1852-1861 as the treasurer for the Western Anti-Slavery Society, headquartered in Salem. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)
Jeff Noble speaks to visitors as Jacob Heaton, one of the original abolitionists in Salem and owner of the land on which Hope Cemetery now sits. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)

Eyes for Olivia presented a history walk through the Historical Hope Cemetery in Salem to benefit the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation. The event featured conductors of the Underground Railroad. For information about Eyes for Olivia visit www.eyesforolivia.org; and for Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation, www.crb1.org.

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