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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Underground Railroad in Leavenworth

North of the Riverfront Community Center, there's a sign for the Planters Hotel- a once famous hotel that stood on the site.  The hotel is no longer there, but at one point was a stop on the Underground Railroad as escaped slaves viewed it as an easy stop in abolitionist Kansas, across the river from pro-slavery Missouri.  Even Abraham Lincoln stayed the night there after his visit to Leavenworth in 1859.  It's a quick, easy, and fun stop to make to brush up on some local history.

Nearest City: Leavenworth, KS
Location: Intersection of Esplanade Street and Shawnee
Time Needed: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Kid Friendly:
Additional Info: Leavenworth Wayside Tour

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