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This sandstone house built by Rev. Hitchcock was a stop on the Underground Rail Road

The Hitchcock House is a National Historic Landmark

 

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Today is July 17, 2018

     
 

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Sandstone house built in 1856 by Rev. George Hitchcock. The secret room in the basement was used to hide runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.
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Council Bluffs Community Band

 
   Please join us for an afternoon under the shade trees at the Hitchcock House for a brass band concert. The Council Bluffs Community Band will be performing beginning at 4 p.m. The band is comprised of 30-40 volunteer members from eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa who enjoy playing together. There will be a light supper and drinks available. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket. We will collect a free will offering.  
 
 

Quote from a former slave:

 
  "I am happy to inform you that I am in Canada, in good health, and have been here several days . . . This country is not what it has been represented to me and others to be. In place of its being cold and barren, it has beautiful, comfortable climate and fertile soil.
. . . I subscribe myself one of the abused of America, but one of the justified and honored of Canada."

- Jackson WHITNEY, upon arrival in Sandwich (near Windsor, Ontario), in a letter to a friend in Kentucky (1859).
 

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