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A portion of Hamilton Avenue in Mt. Healthy renamed to commemorate local abolitionist Charles Cheney.

Charles Cheney Way on Hamilton Avenue in Mt. Healthy honored local abolitionist

In 1999 the Mt. Healthy City Council renamed a portion of Hamilton Avenue at Compton Road to commemorate Charles Cheney, who lived in Mt. Healthy (then Mt. Pleasant) from 1835-1847 or 1848. He was twice a candidate of the antislavery Liberty Party for state office. In later years his son Frank Woodbridge Cheney recounted Charles’
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Following The Underground Railroad Route To Canada

Last August, my husband an I decided that we wanted to travel some of the route that the escaping “28” travels in 1853.  It is 364 miles from Cincinnati to Windsor, Ontario.  In Ann Arbor, we met Deborah Meadows from the African-American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenau County.  Deborah graciously took us on a
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Researching in Sandwich

I happened to be in Sandwich, Ontario on a Sunday.  I thought that maybe the Sandwich Baptist Church might be holding services and that I might be able to meet people who knew the history of the church.  The church is where the “28” crossed into Canada and held a celebration.   I am so
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Visit to Parkersburg, Kentucky

On the search for the whole Escape of the 28 story, members of the Living History committee visited with Boone County Librarian, Bridget Striker.  She took us on a tour of Petersburg and showed us the most likely path of the freedom seekers from the Parker Farm to the river banks where they crossed.

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