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Nice that Lancaster’s getting a historical marker and the recognition for Columbia’s “underground railroad” entrepreneurs: Smith and Whipper

In Everyday Living, History and Heritage, People, Treasures on April 9, 2017 at 6:03 pm

undergroundSource: Lancaster Online article

Read more at Lancaster Online: “Underground Railroad marker among 3 going up in Lancaster city park.”

Some may recall in December 2013, “Randolph Harris, an independent consulting historian, presented a Power Point presentation about the Underground Railroad and Columbia’s connection to its importance in American History. He won council’s endorsement to submit a letter to the National Parks Service committing the Borough’s support to keep alive the historical relevance. His LinkedIn profile says he is ‘Currently engaged in several efforts on behalf of individuals and non-profit organizations to protect and preserve historic sites and natural resources through citizen engagement at the local government level. Recent work as a consultant for research and documentation projects for historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania, with the orgs./agencies such as LancasterHistory.org., Lancaster County Convention Center, Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau, Franklin County (PA) Visitors Bureau and the Office of Tourism/Commonwealth of PA. Applications are reviewed by National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.’” – Columbia news, views & reviews

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