John P. Parker Memorial Park

John P. Parker Memorial Park (HM2HYA)

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N 38° 44.954', W 83° 50.943'

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John P. Parker (1827-1900). Born into slavery. Bought his freedom at the age of 18. Underground Railroad Conductor. He helped hundreds of freedom seekers. Mentor to Colonel Charles Young.

There is quiet symbolism built into this 1 acre green-space park.
· Ornamental Feather Reed Grass ... represents varied and wild terrain through which escaping slaves would have to travel.
· The Winding Walkways ... represent trails that escapees followed on their road to freedom.
· The Trees in the Park ... individual and small groups of trees symbolize slaves traveling together in groups or alone.
· Footprints in Central Walkways ... represent Parker walking in the center of the street to avoid attacks from his enemies.
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Date Added Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 252405 N 4292804
Decimal Degrees38.74923333, -83.84905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.954', W 83° 50.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 57.24" N, 83° 50' 56.58" W
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