The history of the Underground Railroad includes the
Cook County Forest Preserves
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Dr. Larry McClellan, historian and author, will speak on February 26th about freedom seekers and the regional history of northeastern Illinois. His research revealed that some of the paths were in the land now occupied by the Cook County Forest Preserves. Dr. McClellan is the author of “Onward to Chicago: Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Northeastern Illinois”, which received the 2023 Memorial Prize for the Advancement of Knowledge from the Underground Railroad Free Press.