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Slaves, Salt, Sex & Mr. Crenshaw
The Real Story of the Old Slave House and America's Last Station on the Reverse Underground R.R.

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New budget keeps Old Slave House closed
Old Slave House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Aug. 1, 2004) — I met with two representatives of the National Park Service in May at the Springfield office of U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (19th-Illinois) whose district stretches far enough south to include the Old Slave House.

We covered a wide range of options for the site, but the first thing planned is to try to add it to NPS's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.

There's no money or federal control that is associated with it (at least not at this stage), but it's at least a step forward.

Nomination papers had to be filed by mid July. They were mailed on July 14.

The written part of the application can be found here on the site at the Old Slave House nomination page.

Later this month the National Park Service will begin taking public comments on the proposal. As of August 1, they hadn't updated their page with the Old Slave House abstract yet.
— Jon Musgrave


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