Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham

Escape of Freedom Seekers Patrick and Abraham (HM1EVY)

Location: Johnstown, PA 15904 Cambria County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.679', W 78° 52.153'

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In February 1837, two slaves, brothers Patrick and Abraham, escaped from a farm in Bath, Va. As they made their way to freedom, bounty hunters pursued them and they were wounded. Both black and white abolitionists assisted them on their way through Pennsylvania. They were aided here by William Slick, whose farm was a regular stop on the Underground Railroad. Although taken into custody in Johnstown, they escaped without trial or recapture.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:23am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 681105 N 4462639
Decimal Degrees40.29465000, -78.86921667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.679', W 78° 52.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 40.74" N, 78° 52' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)814
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2500-2502 Bedford St, Johnstown PA 15904, US
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