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Freedom Trail Hike Delves into Underground Railroad History

A new history organization hosted a walk at Beaubien Woods.

In the pre-Civil War days, escaped slaves passed through what is now the Cook County Forest Preserve’s Beaubien Woods. This year, the new Little Calumet Underground Railroad Project began hosting historic hikes along the area’s Freedom Trail, including a visit to the site of a former safe house along the Underground Railroad.