Along the backroads of Washington County is what appears to be a stone chair with engraved markings. It dates from 1841 and local historians believe it was a map for fugitive slaves. It depicts a fort, a mountain, a smokestack, and a sailboat. Historian Paul Loading suggested that the engravings depicted a route through Fort Ann, past a blast furnace and to a boat that was waiting at the inlet at South Bay on Lake Champlain.
Latitude: 43.374957 Longitude: -73.557131 Elevation: 308 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
Regional History, American History, European History, Religious History, Culinary Arts.
Related Sites Or Experiences
Old Stone House Library
Suggested Further Reading
The Underground Railroad Conductor by Tom Calarco