2012-01-26 / From Days Gone By

MEMORY JOGGER



This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Glenn Cordell of The Fulton County Historical Society, was taken prior to the Civil War, and pictures an underground railroad station that was located at the George Metzler home in Harrisonville, then called the Black Horse Tavern. It was a safe hiding place or station on the underground railroad through Fulton County as told by Henry Clay Metzler, who said, “My father’s coal cellar was the place of refuge of many a party of slaves.’’ This building is no longer standing. This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Glenn Cordell of The Fulton County Historical Society, was taken prior to the Civil War, and pictures an underground railroad station that was located at the George Metzler home in Harrisonville, then called the Black Horse Tavern. It was a safe hiding place or station on the underground railroad through Fulton County as told by Henry Clay Metzler, who said, “My father’s coal cellar was the place of refuge of many a party of slaves.’’ This building is no longer standing.

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