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The Underground Railroad: Maryland’s Network to Freedom

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

A new edition of The Underground Railroad: Maryland’s Network to Freedom is now
available. The revamped map-guide is a wealth of information packed into a deceptively
small, convenient pamphlet, and contains information on programs and facilities that
highlight Maryland’s notorious and celebrated Underground Railroad. “Maryland’s rich
African American heritage is clearly documented in the easy-to-use guide, a comprehensive
resource that allows visitors to gain a better understanding of this tumultuous time in our
state’s history,” said Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. “We are pleased to offer this
free to the traveling public so that they may enhance their visit to Maryland.” All of the
sites included in the guide are associated with the National Park Service’s National
Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, a program mandated by Congress in 1998 –
sites include the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, Sotterley Plantation, Uncle
Tom’s Cabin/Riley Farm in Rockville and the Frederick Douglass Driving Tour of Talbot
County. The new cover of the guide is a reproduction of a painting by award-winning artist
Mark Priest from his Harriet Tubman Series – a collection of works that illustrate
historical events along the railroad. The guides are absolutely free and available at any
of Maryland’s 11 welcome centers. You can also order a copy by calling the Maryland Office of Tourism at (800) 719-5900.

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