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Giant City State Park

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235 Giant City Rd
Makanda, IL 62958 United States
(618) 457-4836 https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Parks/Pages/GiantCity.aspx

February 2020

The Underground Railroad in Southern Illinois

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Giant City State Park, 235 Giant City Rd
Makanda, IL 62958 United States

The underground railroad was a vast but secret network of travel routes and safe havens to help African Americans escape slavery. There are several landmarks in the Shawnee National Forrest that remain as markers of the Underground Railroad. Mary McCorvie, Heritage Program Manager for the Shawnee National Forrest, will discuss the role that Southern Illinois and pre-civil war African American communities played in the Underground Railroad network. No registration is needed for this free program. Please call 618.457.4836 for more…

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