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Underground Railroad Trolley Tour planned Nov. 17

Ron Pierce and Dave Bedell install the plates to the new Quakertown Trolley. (Submitted photo)

SALEM – The Salem Historical Society offers an Underground Railroad tour on the Quakertown Trolley at 1 p.m. Nov. 17. While dressed as a Salem Quaker, the docent takes passengers back in time to the late 1850s. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the 21st century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War. Since the homes are private and entrance not possible, flashed on a screen inside the trolley will be slides to show pictures of the insides of the homes, Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program. The tour will last approximately an hour with parking at Timberlane’s and loading at 239 S. Lundy St. Cost is $15 a person. Call 330-337-6733 to reserve participation.

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