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New Underground Railroad Driving Tour Explores Western Pennsylvania Freedom Trail

New Underground Railroad Driving Tour Explores Western Pennsylvania Freedom Trail Harrisburg- "Western Pennsylvania Freedom Trail: A Driving Tour," is a new driving tour exploring the history of the Freedom Trail, a once heavily traveled stretch of the Underground Railroad that wound through western Pennsylvania from the 1790s through 1864. Covering six counties, the tour focuses on land-marks, museums and personal stories, and guides visitors along the very same routes as freedom seekers more than a century ago. "Almost without exception, every community, county and region in Pennsylvania has a powerful story to tell," said Mickey Rowley, deputy secretary of Tourism in the Department of Community and Economic Development. "This new driving tour does an excellent job pulling together those individual stories in the western part of the state, and preserving for today's visitors what was a critical time in our nation's history." The new tour is a joint project of The Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Erie Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency, Mercer County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism, and the Warren County Visitors Bureau. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office funded it, and is one of several projects focused on the commonwealth's role in the Underground Railroad. "The tour brochure details landmarks, at-tractions [Full Story...]
















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New Underground Railroad Driving Tour Explores Western Pennsylvania Freedom Trail
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Sunday, 02/18/2007
Volume No.: 21
Issue: 5