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Aboard the Underground Railroad was produced by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. It was created under the direction of Carol Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, and is based on information in the files of the National Register and National Historic Landmarks, many of which are available online.

Aboard the Underground Railroad is a collaboration between the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmarks Survey, Park History, and Heritage Education Services programs. Project team members were Patty Henry, Mark Oviatt, Nathan Poe, Sarah Dillard Pope, Beth L. Savage, Marie Tyler-McGraw, Edward Watkins, and Bill Wright. Jenny Masur, Manager of the NPS National Capital Region National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, developed the content to add addtional sites to the itinerary. Christopher Penrith, graduate student intern with Heritage Education Services did the programming to update the itinerary. Katharine Orr, contractor, and Jeff Joeckel, Archivist for the National Register of Historic Places, provided advice and assistance with the update to the itinerary.

The map showing the Underground Railroad routes was created by the National Park Service's Division of Publications, Harpers Ferry Center. Assistance for producing the travel itinerary was provided by Melissa Cronyn, Bob Grogg, and Nancy Haack of the Division of Publications, Harpers Ferry Center. Photographs of Lewis Hayden and the Hayden House were provided by the Boston African American National Historic Site. The photograph of the African Meeting House was provided by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. The photograph of the Gerrit Smith Land Office was provided by Bob Shear, New York History Net, and the Madison County Historical Society provided the portrait of Gerrit Smith.


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