April 27th, 2010

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Slave graveyard

I haven't posted here in AGES, but I have another gem from near the summer camp where I work. The story goes that the house just inside the front gate, where the counselors in training stay, was a stop on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. There are a number of ghost stories and hidden panels and such around the house. Just across the road from it, and a little way up in the woods, is the slave graveyard. I had heard stories about it, but never saw it for myself until last month. I'm not 100% sure of the accuracy of this, but I'll go through what I've heard. This is not on the camp's property, but that of the farmer who lives outside the gate. He says he was born in the possible Underground Railroad house, before his family sold that chunk of land to the camp.

So I went out with my three exploring partners... We parked across the street and walked up the hill. It was unseasonably nice that day! The white building contains junk, but could have been housing at one time.
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