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Sunday Matinee - Lessons in Traveling an Underground Railroad

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Date: February 4, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440-546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 330-657-1915

Brecksville, Ohio – Do stories of love, danger, triumph, and despair peak your interest? Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) invite you to explore the stories of the Underground Railroad on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Board the train to learn the lessons for traveling an Underground Railroad to freedom. This event is a program offered during the three-hour round trip traveling through the Cuyahoga Valley. This program will be offered just one way of your journey. During the rest of your trip, you can enjoy the sounds and stories of the Voices of the Valley audio tour. Seating is limited. Fee: all tickets are $10. Akron Northside Station, 11:35 a.m., or Brecksville Station, 1:45 p.m. To register call 800-468-4070 or visit www.cvsr.com.

CVSR is a non-profit organization that runs historic, educational, and recreational train excursions through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, between Independence, downtown Akron, and downtown Canton. For more information about CVSR, contact 800-468-4070 or visit www.cvsr.com.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Historic photo of canal boats along the Ohio & Erie Canal.

The Ohio & Erie Canal, which runs through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, was a 308-mile waterway connecting Lake Erie to the Ohio River. This transportation route, which influenced local and national prosperity, was dug entirely by hand by mostly German and Irish immigrants.