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WGRZ: Historic marker placed at vital Underground Railroad site in Niagara Falls

By August 5, 2021August 16th, 2021Museums & Preservation

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission teamed up with New York State to commemorate an important part of the Underground Railroad.

They did it by placing a historic marker at the former site of the Cataract House, which was a hotel from 1825 to 1945.

All of the waitstaff there were African-Americans. They led a double life, helping guests’ slaves escape to Canada…

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