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Tazewell County Underground Railroad Conductor Recognition Event
June 18 @ 4:00 pm
Tazewell County Underground Railroad Conductor Recognition Event And First-Ever Juneteenth Celebration
Honoring the Historical Legacy of Underground Railroad Conductors
Samuel Woodrow, Hugh Woodrow, William Woodrow, and John Sommers.
Event Will Be Held at Woodrow Cemetery in South Pekin.
An Estimated 800 Enslaved Individuals Passed Through Tazewell County via the Underground Railroad On Their Pathway To Freedom. This Event Will Honor the Heroic Efforts of These Tremont Area Residents To Make This Possible.
June 18th, 4:00pm
Woodrow Cemetery, Coers Lane, South Pekin, Illinois
Event Sponsored by the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society,
NAACP Peoria Branch, Village of Tremont, Tremont Museum & Historical Society,
Tremont Turkey Festival Committee, and Tazewell County Clerk John C. Ackerman