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William Bush “Slave” at Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City, Indiana

William Bush "Slave" Headstone at Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City, Indiana

What's special about this cemetery is that it holds the gravesite of William Bush, a former slave who helped found refuge at the Levi Coffin Site.

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Levi Coffin House in Fountain City, Indiana

Fountain City, Indiana has an incredible history in the form of the Levi Coffin House. Nicknamed the Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad, it is believed that 2,000 slaves running toward freedom spent a night here before rushing ever onward.

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Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad: the Levi Coffin House

Levi Coffin House in Fountain City, Indiana

More than 2,000 runaway slaves passed through the doors of the Levi Coffin House in Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana on their way to Canada.

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