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Rutherford Family (1845)

Members of the Rutherford family were some of the leading abolitionists and white Underground Railroad operatives in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania region. Notable figures included William and Samuel Rutherford. This episode receives frequent mention in local histories of the Underground Railroad. (By Matthew Pinsker)


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