Rauch, Boston helped Thaddeus Stevens thwart slave catchers, circa 1850In an upper floor office this square at No. 8 West King Street, the notorious George Hughes operated a business that supported bounty hunters who came here from Southern states tracking formerly enslaved Africans living and working in relative freedom from Lancaster City and surrounding countryside. The work of Edward H. Rauch and Robert Boston illustrate how the Underground Railroad Movement operated secretly across racial lines.
|Placed By||Historic Lancaster Walking Tour Corp.; The African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania; & LancasterHistory.org|
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|Date Added||Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 388584 N 4432795|
|Decimal Degrees||40.03803333, -76.30595000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 2.282', W 76° 18.357'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 2' 16.92" N, 76° 18' 21.42" W|
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