Underground Railroad route through Fairfield IA

February 7, 2011

Did you know some Fairfielders participated in the Underground Railroad, helping slaves flee the South before the Civil War?

One of the routes led from Missouri to Salem, Iowa to Fairfield, then north and east either to Richland and Clay or to Pleasant Plain, and thence east to Washington and Crawfordsville, there joining the main west-east line to Muscatine, Iowa, and on to Canada!

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