Chapter 4: Rendezvous at the River's Edge

January 2004
Freedom Stairs;2004, p25
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The article discusses the participation of the Rankin family in the escape of the slaves owned by Peter Driscol to Canada. Among the hiding places of slaves in the Rankin property includes a secret basement under the floor, caves, coal mines and wood piles. The family members and the slaves learned to use secret signals to warn against slave hunters. Driscol published a $3000 reward for the capture of Reverend John Rankin for his involvement in the Underground Railroad.


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