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Underground Railroad In The Old Line State

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The Orchard Street Church in Baltimore, Md., is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Rob Sachs
The Orchard Street Church in Baltimore, Md., is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Head to the furnace room of the historic Orchard Street Church in Baltimore, Md., and you'll find an escape tunnel fugitive slaves once used to escape to the north. Rob Sachs visits the site with Thomas Saunders, founder of Renaissance Tours, to learn about the church and the wider history of the Underground Railroad in Baltimore.

[Music: "Railroad Man" by The Eels from Blinking Lights and Other Revelations]

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