Friday, September 20, 2013

Underground Railroad

During our ghost tour Friday night at the Hammel House the speaker mentioned a blog in which there are photos of the tunnels which may have been part of the early storm system....but probably more likely was a part of the underground railroad in the first half of the 1800's.  Milton had mentioned that he believed that the tunnels had led from the river up the hill to safe homes.  One of the homes that we looked at last night is believed to have been a safe home.  And that there was a tunnel that led from below to the house.  Also it is believed that the structure on top of the house that looks like a lookout tower had a purpose of being a place to signal when it was safe and when it was not safe.  A lantern was placed in the tower when it was safe to bring the escaped slaves into the house.

I wanted to put in the URL for a blog that the speaker mentioned during his talk:

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